Curve - Nearly Home Trees

This is a freestanding curve.

Each one is handmade and individual, there will be slight differences and no two will be exactly the same and therefore will vary slightly from the photographs.

The curve is created in my studio in Cornwall and is a 2-3 day process, layers of thin coloured glass, crushed glass and powdered glass are used to create an intricate design. It is then heated in a specialist kiln for 13 -15 hours to fuse the crushed glass together, after cooling and cold working it is returned to the kiln where it is slumped over a mould for another 13 hours to create the distinctive curves. Each piece is handmade with no templates or machinery so no two are identical. 

This image is inspired by the iconic "Nearly Home trees" on the Devon / Cornwall border at Lifton, also known as Cookworthy Knapp. Many weary travellers love this heartwarming image when arriving back in Cornwall.  Little sheep graze at the bottom of the hill. Iridised spring green glass is complimented with Aventurine Green and jade green and texture is incorporated to increase light reflections. 

The transparent glass allows light to pass through and the slim footprint allows the glass to be displayed on a narrow shelf as well as windowsills. Candles can be lit behind the glass to create a lovely ambience.

It is approx. 7cm tall and approx 16 cm wide. The curve is signed. 

 

 


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Covid 19 Pandemic Update

 I have re-opened my website for orders after the Prime Minister urged those who can't work from home to return to work if safe. My studio remains closed to the public for the time being but I can safely go in on my own to carry on with manufacturing.  I will only be posting twice a week rather than every day and with delays in Royal Mail please expect delivery to take a little longer than usual.

Best wishes and stay safe

Claire x