Artful Vases and Décor from Solos Glass

Artful Vases and Décor from Solos Glass

Landis Carey
Feb 10, 2011

Solos Glass was a highlight of the New York International Gift Fair last week. Their works are stunning. With their clean lines, beautiful colors and artful shapes, Solos Glass would be a great accent to any space. The pieces are artfully crafted and blown by company owners Nanda and Rebecca Soderberg in their Rhode Island studio. Read on for details, dimensions, and contact.

The image posted as the header above is of the work that first caught my attention. I was curious how such texture was created in glass blowing; I was sure it took great attention and patience. And as Solos Glass owner Nanda Soderberg explained, it sure does:

The patterned pieces are made with glass called murrine. To make the murrine, I first make a cup-shaped vessel from the color I want the murrine to ultimately be. I then fill the cup with clear glass. After heating and shaping the solid cup, I stretch it about 10 feet to become the diameter of a quarter. I then chop this glass rod into 1/4" thick pieces. These pieces are then laid out in a rectangle 12" long by 9" wide. They are then fused together, rolled-up on a blow pipe and finally formed into a bubble. Clear glass is then gathered over this bubble and shaped.

1 Murrine Oval Bowl (12" by 10") and Murrine Round Flat (12" by 12")
2 Optic Spheres (7" by 7") in Olive Gray and Tourmaline
3 Tear Drop Vase (17" by 8") and Double Bubble (19" by 5.5") in Pistachio
4 Durro Square Bowl (9" by 11") in Black
5 Double Bubble (19" by 5.5") and Tear Drop Vase (17" by 8") in Czar Blue

6 Large Half Bottle Vase (15" by 7"), Large Half Vase (14" by 9") and Large Half Tear Vase (13" by 12") in Black
7 Tear Drop Vase (17" by 8") and Double Bubble (19" by 5.5") in Beige
8 Double Durro Tall Bowl (15" by 9") in Black and White
9 Fat Stripe Vase (8" by 8") in Czar Blue
10 Cane Round Large (9" by 9") in Nija Mix

Interested in purchasing any of the pieces above? Contact Solos Glass here.

(Images: Solos Glass)

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