Bottle Stopper, Smoke On The Water, Italian Glass with Deep Purple Silicon 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.
I loved the song Smoke on the Water, and in the Bitterroot, we are used to fire in the sky. The song was rocking in the background when I made the glass, so naturally, I had to add it to a Deep Purple base :-)
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 3.75" long x 1.25" wide at the top and tapers down to 0.36"
I signed and dated the glass RaeG19 with a titanium pen
Thank you for supporting out glass blowing business and I hope you have a fun and wonderful day,
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.