Today’s projects are inspired by the minimalist vibe. Their styles are pared-down versions of more complex styles but the finished projects are not minimalist in the strictest form. The idea was to showcase a few unconventional glass vases while also incorporating my trademark stylizing and design practices. All three projects utilize fine sand as the stabilizing mechanical substance.
A crystal bud vase from Poland contains a solitary Gerbera daisy and a sprig of moss roses that are rooted in Hawaiian volcanic sand. An egg-shaped paperweight reflects the theme.
A mid-20th-century Blenko crackle art glass bottle shows off a solitary sunflower. The bottle’s stopper provides the still life’s accent.
Seven craspedia globes have found a home inside of a yellow handkerchief vase. The accompanying paperweight features a lattice-work insert.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Leonardo da Vinci. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Beautiful as always. Sorry I have been busy .
Thank you. Busy is OK; I have been busy too.
Excellent, as always. I’d never heard of handkerchief vases before.
Glass blowers take a square piece of glass; heat it to nearly molten; then gently fold the glass until it resembles a fluffed-out hanky.
Mmm. I love the clearness and opaqueness of these pieces, Jay. Lovely.
The glass lends an interesting counterpoint to the flora. I can only imagine the collection of knick-knacks you must have to draw from!
Thank you. I have too many knick-knacks however, they are being slowly downsized.