a fractured composition
To make a shard piece, we first spend a week in the studio creating gallery quality vessels, then we smash them with a hammer! I then create a shard design on a metal plate working with glass pieces in two-inch sections, with consideration to the opacity and transparency of the individual shards. This composition is placed in the annealer where it stays overnight, preheating to one thousand degrees. The next day I roll the shard composition one piece at a time over a base gather of hot, white, powdered glass. The process of creating my shard work is not only labor intensive, but technically challenging as well; each piece of colored glass expands and contracts at its own rate, so the act of blowing becomes incredibly difficult.” Randi F. Solin
NEW - Dancer
12h x 12.5"w x 3"d
A picture of a dancer's fluid movement and the subtle gesture of the fabric in her dress inspired the color palette for this piece. This newly created shape provides the perfect canvas for this unique abstract expressionistic interpretation.
8"h x 7.5"d
The largest piece in the Emperor Bowl series, Green Camo is hand blown, free formed glass off the pipe, with a coloration of five different shades of green shards and multiple layers of pure gold leaf. Cut and polished top.