Posted 5 years ago
Do not visit me unexpectedly.
Leave immediately if asked.
I am fully armed and dangerous.
I think on average my Japanese glass would weigh 2kg each. The lightest piece I have is around 250gms, the heaviest around 6.5kgs. I have often thought my house is really full of potentially dangerous things.
This vase is even shaped as a weapon, although I'm sure that was not Marti's intent.
It's a very individual piece of glass. Bright green glass in the base, mid blue for the body and a very thick case of clear glass deposited mainly at the bottom.
The clear glass has been worked to form swirls and pockets, big enough for me to get my finger in. The neck has been drawn to a very attenuated shape.
It is tall, 42cm (16.5in), heavy , 4.6kg, and awesome.
A distinctive piece of Japanese art glass, circa 1980s.