Glass Paperweight with Blue and White Star
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This is a handmade glass paperweight. It has a blue and white glass Murrine star that is suspended within the middle of it. The star is made of white glass and is outlined with blue glass. It is suspended within the glass matrix of the paperweight. There are also a few air bubbles suspended with the star as well. This is the same kind of star that was used to make some of my other vases and paperweights. In the close up picture of the top of the paperweight (fourth picture), there appears to be a fine film surrounding the star. This film is actually a film of very fine bubbles which form within the interface between the outer edge of the star and of the glass just surrounding it. The production of bubbles is actually a byproduct of the merging of the two glass layers together. Note: Please be aware that any extraneous marks in the pictures (white or otherwise) may be due to light reflections, shadows, and/or possibly dust particles and may NOT necessarily be a part of the glass itself.
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Closed bowls: http://etsy.me/1dvgIhr
Open bowls: http://etsy.me/185oGrQ
I create unique hand-blown glass vessels and artwork from molten glass and want to share them with you! In 2009, after having had obtained both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in molecular biology and after having worked in the field (with DNA) for 18+ years, I decided to take up glass blowing.
I was attracted to the art of glass blowing and to the beautifully colored things that one could make. I started taking classes and private lessons with private instructors and eventually was able to create glass vessels such as bowls, vases, and cups in various colors and designs as well as beautiful glass art starting from molten glass that is kept at 2100 degrees F. As a result, I amassed a fairly large collection of over 180 pieces of glass.
So I decided to share them with the public by selling them. I opened up “Elliott Glass Art” which is an online business. I have a personal web site that you are welcome to visit, a Facebook page and this Etsy shop that I have created.
So as not to totally forget my previous career in molecular biology, I will be undertaking an effort to construct the DNA molecule in glass, and specifically a gene that I sequenced in my previous career. Of course, I will continue to make vessels of bigger and more elaborate quality, and I want very much, to share them all with you.