I made this piece during November or December of 2009, at the Beginner II class at Seattle Glass Studio. I didn't have a specific shape in mind when I started on this piece, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out in the end. To me, it looks like a vessel for a magical potion of some kind.
This was also my first experience where different colors interacted with each other. The red of the main body, and the white of the swirl reacted with each other, creating those ugly brown edges where the two colors meet. I've been keeping notes on which color combination react (or "burn"), and this particular white (Kugler K61 / enamel white) tends to react with many other colors.
As always, thanks to the husband for the photography.
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