heart bowlby Jim Loewer $98.00
- the story
Heart of Glass
There are two sides to being in love. There's the thrilling, bubbling whirl of feelings that pulse in your chest, and then there's the vulnerable sensation of placing your heart in someone else's hands.
Artist Jim Loewer captures both ends of this spectrum in his colorful, glass heart bowl. The hand-blown glass churns with a passionate rush of color that circles around the outside. And Loewer uses an ancient technique called lampworking to form the rim into an open heart. In lampworking (as in love) the heart's true form is created as the raw material is warmed over a flame, becoming soft to the touch. Whether as a commemoration of a new romance or a time-tested partnership, this work of art will be a treasured memento of enduring love in all its varieties. Handmade in Philadelphia.
Due to the handmade nature of this item, size will vary
- Item ID
- Made from
- borosilicate glass
- Approximately 4.5" H x 6" dia.
- Care: Hand wash
- the maker
Jim Loewer is an artist by day and a law student by night. Raised in Columbia, SC he now resides in Philadelphia. His glass blowing is primarily self taught through a process of trial and error. He loves the relatively instant gratification that comes with blowing glass.
Loewer has an undergraduate degree in painting from the University of California and a teaching degree from the University of South Carolina. He taught school for 4 years before devoting himself full time to glass. He focuses on contemporary organic forms influenced by Japanese craft and the American studio glass movement. His studio is in North Philadelphia in the old Atlas building, which also houses various other artists and craftspeople. collection
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