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.
This work of art is created on the blow pipe. I layer rich earth tones with hand pulled glass cane, frits, and powdered glass. A flowing trail of silver-blue glass accents the curved shoulder of this vessel.
Whenever I return home to Vermont, I remember how inspiring New England is. The Earthtone Emperor Bowl honors our ever-shifting seasons, especially the combination of thawing mud and lingering ice of early spring.