“The idea behind my Emperor Bowl series is based on an ancient pottery form, designed to hold one flower.  I find that Asian-influenced forms lend themselves well to my coloration style, and the Emperor Bowl lends itself particularly well to the magnification of my optics, which is an important component of my work.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
Sahara, 7 x 6.5 x 6.5 in
Hand blown, free form glass off the pipe, with a multi-layering coloration built from glass rod, earthtone powders and frit, black cane, gold ruby frit, and multiple sheets of sterling silver leaf. The coloration is finished with a band composed of seven glass powders producing “brush stroke” striations. Cut and polished top.