This was a glass research project where we had to choose a specific era of glassblowing that appealed or influenced us the most. We then would design what we wanted to create and discuss any challenges we would face while attempting to make these objects. I ended up doing extensive research on medieval glass or forest glass which revolves around the use of bits, prunts, and other decorative elements. These specific vessels I created are influenced from claw beakers which get their name from the blown out claws on each side. I then took several different decorative elements from different types of vessels and combined them all into my final designs.
April 12, 2015