The term “Hot Glass” refers to blown glass. Blown glass is made from silica (sand) and soda ash. It is heated in furnaces, above 2300F, to the molten state. The molten glass is then gathered onto a rod or blow pipe where it is fashioned into the desired shape. It is during the molten stage that the coloured glass is added in the form of chips or powders.
The finished piece is placed into a Lehr, or cooling oven, to slowly cool over a 12 hour period. The final process is the cold working techniques such as polishing and sandblasting.
Optic Rib VasesMichael Trimpol
Ribbon VaseMichael Trimpol
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Truth Window Vase
Pale green interior, torched "windows", approx. 8"w x 15"h
The Gap Vase
Opaque vase, approx. 8"w x 15"hSilver and Gold Leaf Vase
Teal Vase approx. 7"w x 13"hPumpkin
Paperweight 3.5"w x 3.5"hHummingbird
Available in various colours approx. 3"w x3"hDragon Tail Vase
Opaque yellow interior, approx. 8"w x 15"h
Inukshuk Terry Nicholls
Terry chopping some smalti.
Wall DisksDon Pell
Wall DisksDon Pell
Hummingbird on Flower
Black and Gold Fern Vase
Sparkly plum interior, approx. 8"w x 14'h
Opaque Ribbon Flat
Marble on Dish
Vortex Flared Lip Small in Ocean with Cerulean
Teal, Yellow & Pink Vase
Teal/Purple & OrangeCurtis Dionne
Approx. 9" x 9" Good for outdoors or indoors.
Approx. 3"x3"Engraved Bowl
9" h x 8" wEngraved Vase
12"h x 7"w
Lg. Vase 12"h x 3"w, Sm. Vase 9"h x 3"w Lip Wrap Vase
9"h x 3"wLip Wrap Vase
9"h x 5"w
Description: 13"h x 5"w Variety of sizes availableFour Seasons Vase
Vase 14"h x 4"wOil Lamps
Bubble Oil Lamp Variety of colors. 7"h x 3"
Approx. 12"h x 12"l x 7"wLeather Back Turtle
Blown blue glass with forged iron.
Opaque vase, olive green interior, approx. 9"w x 16'hCosmos of Chaos
Transparent vase with foot, approx. 8"w x 15"hRooster
Blown glass body with forged iron.
Blown glass centre with forged iron. Approx. 11"hTable Top Candle
Blown glass oil candle with forged base. Approx. 9"hSpirit Lady
Blown glass ball with forged iron body. Approx. 40"
Blown glass with forged iron legs. Approx. 5"h x 9"wThree Disk Mobile
Forged Iron and glass good for indoors or out. Available in various colours, approx. 30"w x 50"lThree Ball Mobile
Forged Iron and glass, good for indoors or out. Available in various colours, approx. 24" x 40"
Approx. 11"w x 5"h