Scalloped Series

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    hese beautiful bowls and vases—which are a combination of swirling color and an amorphous, free-form shape—are evidence of how glass artists use gravity as a tool to add a sense of movement and style to their art. While still extremely hot and malleable, Tom Kelly and his team get the glass to just the right shape and size before inverting it, deliberately forcing it to flop toward the floor. This technique requires a lot of practice and excellent timing, adding an elegant wavelike or scalloped shape to the vessel.

 

Ranging in size, each item in the scalloped series is unique and will vary slightly.