2018 / Blown Glass, Copper

84.2 Copper Mesh Glass Vase is created by suspending a bubble of coloured glass within a fine copper mesh basket that is then plunged into hot clear glass. Air is blown into the matrix to gently push the white glass through the mesh, creating a delicate pillowed form that rests inside the thick outer layer of clear glass. Undulations in the exterior shape are a natural consequence of the fabrication process and differ in each iteration of the procedure. The aperture is flared open and finished, allowing the piece to function as a vase, and expressing the outline of the copper mesh along the perimeter that’s unique to each piece.