With the crystalline beauty of a geode, this richly textured vessel is a treasure of kiln-formed reclaimed glass, pigments and variegated copper foil. Each piece undergoes an extensive multi-step process, taking approximately two weeks to create. This piece is handmade by glass artist Mira Woodworth, a lifelong student of the Arts and Crafts movement that was popular at the turn of the 20th century. A response to the Industrial Revolution's machine-made signature on daily life, the Arts and Crafts movement celebrated artists for bringing excellent design to common household decorations and for making fine art accessible to everyone.
Due to the nature of reclaimed glass, the texture and color of each piece will vary. Attention is given to creating dramatic undulations and small voids. Each piece is dynamic in that the coloration changes slightly in different lighting situations. These variations are celebrated and make each piece unique.
The vessel is intended for decorative purposes only. It is not intended for food. It is not dishwasher safe. To clean, dust with a moist cloth. Avoid allowing water or any other liquid to seep into the texture of the bowl as it may dislodge metal leafing if allowed to soak.