Bowl (G62)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Bowl

Made in

Peterborough

Date

1991

Description

Clear glass bowl with about 15 10mm black bands broken in certain areas running across, creating an irradescent effect.

Materials and techniques

Oxide painted onto the sheet glass, then combed with rubber matting while wet to make pin-striped effect then glass cut into strip and assembled at an angle, then fused. Pottery kiln, flatbead grinder and grits, diamond pads and metal moulds for bending.

Dimensions

: 

Object number

G62

Category

  • Bowl, Brian Blanthorn, 1991, Crafts Council Collection: G62. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

The range of pebbles and bowls are made from sheet galss which is either body coloured or clear glass. This is then treated with oxides, chemicals and heat to produce internal effects. The bowls are made from sheet glass cut into stripes on which oxides are sometimes painted. The stripes are then cut into the shape of the bowl, assembled and put into a kiln. The disc is then ground and worked to produce the final shape and quality of the piece. It is then placed into a mould and bent under heat. Somtimes the edge of the bowl will be polished at this stage. The pebbles follow a similar manner of production. Glass is cut into large wide stripes. Some stripes are painted with oxides. The stripes are assembled into blocks, fused in a kiln and cut on a diamond saw. These are then ground on a lathe the facets put on and polished. Each bowl and pebble are unique. The ideas are taken from forms and patterns that occur in nature e.g. rock strata and the patterns and colours from tropical marine fish.