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Cosmic Inspiration: Nebula Emperor Bowls

I was inspired to create the Purple and Black Nebula Emperor Bowls after studying images from the Hubble Telescope. The Hubble has been transmitting beautiful images of our universe back to us since its launch in 1990. The Purple Nebula Emperor Bowl was inspired by the Eagle Nebula, where the famous Pillars of Creation are located. Purple Nebula Emperor Bowl Nebulae are the nurseries of the universe, fostering the building blocks of life. I keep a periodic table of elements in the hot shop, reminding me where the materials I use come from. Hubble Telescope image of the Crab Nebula The soda lime glass in my furnace is composed of silica, sodium dioxide, and calcium oxide. My color palette is...

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Atlantis Emperor Bowl: Glass Art Inspired by Monet

The color palette of the Atlantis Emperor Bowl was inspired by Claude Monet's Water Lily paintings. He spent the last 30 years of his life devoted to studying his beloved garden in Giverny, France. I approach glass in a painterly fashion, applying layers of colored glass powders and colorful glass canes.

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Earthtone Emperor Bowl: In Honor of Mud

In honor of the earthy palette of mud season, I created the Earthtone Emperor Bowl. March in Vermont is quite the conundrum. We dream of spring blossoms, but are surrounded by ice and mud. The weather bounces between freezing and thawing, snowing and raining.

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Thaw: Winter Turning to Spring

Thaw is an abstract meditation on the quality of light and the slow, quiet motions of snow and ice. Shards of white glass, pops of color, shimmering silver foil, and hand pulled black cane dance in thick clear glass.

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Welcome to the new website!

I am thrilled to share my new website! I will be updating this blog regularly with studio news and the inspirations behind my work. You can view different collections of my blown glass art, and I will add videos of my glassblowing process soon. Lapis Borsetta To watch glassblowing process videos please visit my Instagram page @randisolinglass where I upload a new Reel every week. Also, check out my Pinterest page for photos, videos, and collections of inspiring imagery. My glassblowing arena is located next to Fire Arts Vermont in Brattleboro, Vermont. You are welcome to stop by and watch live glassblowing most Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. For updated hours and glass class inquiries please visit Fire Arts Vermont.  As always, please reach out if you...

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