Our beautiful turquoise blue glass
formula and the transparent nature of the glass medium naturally made us
want to try to capture an expression of the beauty of the underwater
landscape. Before the piece is blown a small bit of colored glass is
picked up on the end of the blow-pipe blown and formed into a donut.
Then the additional layers of glass and the background patterning are
applied and fused on. Threads of colored glasses that represent the eel
grass are picked up to give the feeling of the current moving beneath the
The carefully chosen colors give depth to the underwater vegetation and
appear different in either transmitted or reflected light situations.
Then the myriad of seafloor colors are added to ground the imagery.
After the piece is blown out, the initial color stays near the top and the
light is transmitted mainly through the center of the piece giving you the
feeling of the light being beneath the surface of the water, reflected off
the sea bottom and trapped by the warm upper layers. These pieces are
incredibly beautiful in areas where they receive a lot of natural light
shining through. The imagery takes you to a peaceful, tropical
paradise beneath the ocean blue