Black Gourd 0854
Art Glass Sculpture
To achieve the subtle, speckled texture, clear glass is first rolled in fine black glass frit, then once more in a larger, coarser frit before it is blown and shaped. Clear glass is rolled in fine amber frit for the stem and applied to the gourd while molten hot. After the piece has cooled overnight, it is sandblasted to achieve a matte finish. As no molds are used, each piece will vary slightly in size.