Beginning Series #27 – Dark Grey – Glass Sculpture


Blown glass, sandblasted and sealed by Leah Petrucci. The Beginning series is based on a seed(s) being planted and its growth.

28.5″ h, base 3″ d

SKU: lp-beginning-darkgrey-27

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These forms start with a bubble blown into a chunk of transparent colored glass. Gathers of clear glass are taken from the hot glass furnace which rests at 2100 degree F. Once the desired amount of glass has been gathered the bubble is shaped into a point with the marver (a steel table) and glass tools. After multiple heats and cooling/shaping, the glass is hung upside down and gravity allows the glass to fall. Shears (one of the many glass tools) are used to stretch the glass down a bit further and to create the contour.

Watch Leah work on the Beginning series on YouTube.