Cut Vortex pod (gold)
Photographs by Jo Howell.
35 cm x 25 cm x 12 cm
Free blown glass, gold, ground and polished.
This is a design evolution of the idea that the technique represents nature, life, energy, and movement.
These pieces are gathered upon over and over again to make the internal twist completely encased inside clear glass, creating a visual metaphor of a maelstrom in water. Gold is then added to create a shining veil, and the whole piece is flattened to form a flat oval shape. The ‘Vortex Pod’ is then cut and polished to reveal the internal structure.