Large Sargasso Steel Blue Cone Vase by Gartner Blade Studio, located in Western Massachusetts. This one-of-a-kind blown piece of glass is contemporary yet reflects the organic and wisdom of the ancients. This piece is from the artists “Opal” series and is blown with the most pristine, opaque, white glass. After the shape is established steel blue, burnt brick and other organic colors are added to the vase by rolling it through layers of frit. Frit is ground, powered glass the consistency of fine sand,with heat it adheres itself to the surface, becoming a permanent part of the vase or sculpture. You can purchase this vase or any Gartner Blade piece with our Silver Queen Fine Art, thirty-day, money back guarantee. Please call the gallery if you have any questions or if you’d like to add this Large Sargasso Steel Blue Cone Vase to your collection.
Gartner & Blade is the collaborative work of Danielle Blade & Stephen Gartner. Business partners since 1996. We combine our ideas, techniques and experiences to create original works in both blown and sculpted hot glass. We are continually developing a series of pieces that explores our interpretation of objects used in rituals and worship. The inspiration for these pieces begins with our mutual fascination with the many vessels and sculptural objects that are revered in the rituals of both primitive and contemporary cultures. Natural elements such as bone, wood, vine and rock formations combine with our highly original color palette to inform our signature pieces. Our work merges traditional hand blown glass techniques with innovative color applications and original sculpting techniques.