Landscape Series Vase Turquoise
Art Glass Vase
Created by Shawn Messenger
This blown glass vase is abloom with murrini flowers on a background of rich turquoise. The artist creates each murrini by cutting colorful rods of glass cane into cross sections shaped like flowers. A variety of murrini pieces are assembled into floral compositions, sometimes called millefiore, then added to the hot glass during the blowing process. After the millefiore has been fused to the surface, a layer of clear glass is added and the piece is blown into the final shape. Each side of the vase has a different floral composition, and the layering of murrini creates a sense of depth. Each piece is unique; exact floral compositions will vary. Signed by the artist.