Fern and leaf Damson gin glass

 

Damson gin glass, textured top, coloured stem

Part of the Woods and Water series, continuing an exploration of ways to use natural forms to create texture on glass. The top for the ‘damson gin’ glass is blown using a clay mould that has been lined with ferns and other plants, leaving an imprint on the glass. I have layered and patterned the stem and the glass has a classic foot.

These glasses are approximately 7cm diameter at the top, 15cm high.

As with all my work, these glass dishes 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