Schnapps glass with leaf/fern imprint


Fern and leaf imprints

Continuing an exploration of ways to use natural forms to create texture on glass. These schnapps glasses (also a nice size for a special sherry) are blown using a clay mould that has been lined with ferns and other plants, leaving an imprint on the glass. The bases of the glasses are swirled with colour (I find it hard to make glasses without colour).

These schnapps glasses are approximately 3.5cm diameter, 6cm high.

As with all my work, these glasses are flameworked by hand using a gas-fired torch. They are individually worked and shaped, meaning that each one is slightly different and unique. I don’t use a lathe or machines to form my work – just my hands to guide the glass, and in this case a hand formed mould to form it and add texture.