Saturn Glass Sculptural Bowl

This stunning Saturn-inspired bowl is "spun" rather than shaped through mouthblowing.
created by

Richard Glass

$150.00

Richard Glass created by

Richard Glass

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A New Spin on Glass

Saturn's iconic rings are formed from millions of space snowballs interacting with massive gravitational forces. On a much smaller scale, Richard Glass crafts his sculptural Saturn-inspired bowls using colorful metal oxides and centrifugal force rather than glassblowing techniques. For each bowl, he works with three layers of colored glass to create contrasting rings when the molten form is spun and stretched by hand. He adds a fourth layer to seal the colors and make a smooth, clear rim. With its elegant elongated shape and gorgeously translucent colors, each one-of-a-kind bowl makes a unique statement piece for your dining table or sideboard, or an unforgettable wedding or housewarming gift. Handmade in the Devon village of Bovey Tracey, England.

We spoke with Richard, and we asked him, "Why glass?" Find out what he had to say on our blog.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

GB

Made in United Kingdom

Richard Glass

created by

Richard Glass

location

England

“I love retracing the steps of previous generations of glassmakers. ... It’s a pleasure to keep this skill alive.”

Richard Glass's glassblowing studio is nestled in the small Devonshire town of Bovey Tracey in England. Together with two other designers and glassblowers, he can boast 70 years of experience working with glass. Their design inspirations often come from the beautiful Devon coastline combined with the directness and fluidity of hot glass itself. Their forms are often understated and organic.

We spoke with Richard, and we asked him, "Why glass?" Find out what he had to say on our blog.

Handmade
Made from
glasma lead-free glass
Measurements
16" L x 5" W x 4" H
Ingredients
Item ID
47498

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