Licorice Stick Genie Bottle
Art Glass Vase
Handblown using a traditional Venetian glassblowing technique called "a cane" (pronounced "ah cahnay") in which the glass is pulled by hand into long canes of luminously colored glass the diameter of licorice sticks, and after cooling, chopped into random lengths. The chopped canes are arranged in an eccentric pattern on a cast iron plate, and reheated until they fuse together into a vibrantly striped single sheet. The sheet is then rolled up and attached to the end of a blowpipe, to be ballooned by the artist's breath into its final curvaceous form.