Each freehand sculpture, made by Jim, begins with a gather of molten glass on the end of a metal blowpipe from a 2100-degree furnace. By alternately shaping and gathering more glass, the piece eventually takes a spherical shape. The use of centrifugal force during the final stages of creation of the piece plays a key role in the ultimate shape of the sculpture.
These freeform pieces are part of a series that emphasize use of color over symmetry of form. Each piece is signed by the artist.
Each studio piece is custom-made so size and prices will vary:
Large Bowl - approximately 7 to 8 inches high by 8 to 8-1/2 inches wide.
Small Bowl - approximately 6-1/2 to 7 inches high by 6 to 8 inches wide.
Prices from $85.00 to $200.00.
Customer can purchase piece pictured or request specific colors. Please call or e-mail for more details or to place an order.