Bottle Stopper, D50, The 4 Elements Design, Blown Glass Top with Teal Blue Silicone Base
This would make a nice gift for someone special or oneself and comes in one of our Aspen Hot Glass gift boxes.
I made, ( hand-blown glass torchwork), the top of this bottle stopper using Italian soft glass. I really like working with Italian glass, it has colors in it that are brilliant and beautiful. Fun fact, the colors in the glass is from different elements and minerals that change in the flame and annealing cycle, not a pigment like paint.
This design represents the 4 elements, earth wind fire, and water. The top represents wind/the sky the center is the earth with fire and the bottom is water. To make this I first created fish murrine and incorporated them in the base/water part.
This is in my lollypop top style.
Signed and dated RaeG20 with a titanium pen.
After the glass top was annealed for 14 hours I attached a stainless steel mandrel and fastened it to a food-grade silicone base.
This is about 3.66"long x 1.46" wide at the glass top and tapers down to 0.36"
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More about us and our story:
Bill has been blowing glass since 1993. In 2002 Rae left the corporate world to be with Bill and pursue her artistic adventure blowing glass and so much more. Since 2016 Rae has been incorporating metalworking, steampunk, dragons and other fantasy themes into the glass art. Together they live on a small farm that includes orchards, an extensive garden with a greenhouse, Steampunk shop, Torch shop for torchwork glass blowing, Bills Man Cave equipped with an electronics wing and the Brewhouse, along with the Sage Cottage Observatory for astrophotography and the vacation getaway Sage Cottage 406 itself where guests can join the journey in comfort and quiet. The location has wide-open views overlooking the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, where together they spread love and harmony, sharing this fantastic journey called life.
For more information check out their YouTube channel: Bill & Rae Show
plus the Aspen Hot Glass website.