These two cups are the Original set #1 prototypes of a new series we will be issuing out of Monterey Glassworks. As a prototype exclusive, this pair of glasses will be signed #1 of 1 by the artist on their base.
The glassware is made using a traditional Venetian technique called Murrini, where colored glass (recycled in our case) is melted, layered and pulled into long cane. It is then chopped and arranged into various mosaic shapes. The mosaic shapes are finally then reheated, picked up and incorporated into clear glass and hand blown into its final shape.
THE SERIES INSPIRATION
This set was inspired by the shifting tide pools that famously surround us here in Monterey. The water rushing out at low tide reveals an abundant variety of sea-life in amazing colors of cobalt blues, teal greens, and iridescent purples. I wanted to evoke the feelings you get from staring into a tide pool when you look into these drinkers and soon to come in my new design series, a variety of hand blow vessels.
- Anthony Dennin, Head Glassblower, Monterey Glassworks
- Please hand wash these lovlies! Use a soft towel in cool water
- Do not put in dishwasher or heat in microwave