Thursday, July 30, 2009

New work by Ken and Ingrid Hanson

We''ve just gotten in some beautiful new pieces from Ken and Ingrid Hanson. These two have worked together since their early college years and although traditional Italian and Swedish glass-blowing techniques inspire them, they employ a bold and innovative color palette to create their unique and contemporary art glass.

"We constantly strive to evolve our ideas to create unique and exciting works of art in glass. It is the intensity and
unpredictability of hot glass that inspires constant change in our work. Through collaboration, we are able share our visions and skills to create one-of-a-kind works of art."

Ken and Ingrid melt sand and other raw materials into glass at temperatures exceeding 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. They gather the molten glass onto blow pipes, then through the use of heat, gravity, and centrifugal force, they manipulate the glass into beautiful works of art.

The artists pay great attention to the detail of the surface decoration on their vessels. They create brightly colored stripes and symbols of cane and murrini by hand forming and melting glass into various shapes. During the glass-blowing process they fuse these inclusions onto the surface of the glass. They often include 24K many of their pieces.

To see some more of the pieces we've just received check out their page on our website by clicking here!

To see a glass blowing demo on utube, click here.

Better yet stop in, there's nothing like seeing it in person!

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