Handblown Pink Glass Vase by Aoife Soden, Denmark
Aoife Soden is an Irish glass artist living in Denmark. She makes the most beautiful mouthblown glass using traditional methods of molten glass, her lungs and the blow pipe.
Before starting the glass blowing process, the glass is placed in a furnace that heats it to a temperature of 2000 degrees, making it malleable. Next, the glass is gathered by inserting one end of the blowpipe into the furnace, and rolling it over the molten glass until a “gob” of glass attaches to it.
The next step is to roll the molten glass on a flat metal slab called a marver. The marver acts as a means to control the shape and temperature of the glass.
The glass is taken back and forth from the marver to the glory hole, a hot chamber used to reheat the glass in order to make it malleable again.
To give each piece colour Aoife dips the molten glass in crushed colored glass, which fuses to the main glass piece almost immediately due to the hot temperature.
Once the main glass piece has been fused with crushed colored glass, it is taken back to the marvel where it is rolled again.
This conical vase is perfect for a simple flower arrangement. The rounded base has been slightly facetted by hand to give a stunning ripple effect on the base, creating wonderful shadow play on your table.
- 22 cms high x 11 cm. (approx / ca.)