Patiently assembled over days, 18,000+ 9x9 mm hand cut pieces of glass create this intricate vessel evokes the patterns of ancient rings. Perhaps trees?
The pieces are fused in a kiln at 1500F to form a flat disk and then slumped in a 1200F kiln three times in molds of increasing depth. As the hot, soft glass begins to drop the molds are adjusted by hand to ensure the proper shape. The matte finished opaque and transparent body is topped with a polished lip.