Last year at the Smithsonian Craft Show I fell in love with the hand-blown glass work of Carrie Gustafson. What makes her glass work unique is the intricate patterns on vibrantly colored glass. At the time I was taking a basic glass blowing class which made me appreciate the details and beauty of her work even more because let me tell you glass blowing is really hard.
Her technique: On the surface, Gustafson applies an intricate web of stencils on the top layer of ‘flash glass’. Next, sandblasting through to a second, translucent under-layer reveals a matrix of light.
Check out more of her amazing work here.
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