This beautiful mouthblown teal glass vase was inspired by the sea. The teal swirls reflect the natural elegance of an ocean movement. Perfect if you live by the sea or a reminder if you want to.
In the centre of Bath with have a furnace in our studio where our glassblowers are making glass Monday to Saturday.
To make this Teal vase the glassblower gathers a (glob) of molten glass on the blowing iron then rolls it in the coloured chips of glass on a
metal table called the maver. He then rolls the molten glob in the coloured chips. He then turning his blowing iron constantly to keep the molten glass on
the end reheats it in the furnace. He then blows it out and shapes it on his bench with wet newspaper. When he has the rquied shape he knods to his assistant to
bring him a pontil iron which goes at the opposite end of the iron. It is knock off the original iron and the assistant hands him the punti (pontil iron) and the glassblower shapes the neck.
When finished it goes into an oven known as a lehr in the trade overnight to anneal (cool down slowly)