Sculptural Bowl ‘Monarch’ by Mark Ditzler
Three brilliant monarch butterflies appear to spiral in flight across this vivid blue sculptural bowl by Mark Ditzler. The glass shimmers with an iridized coating and will cast colourful shadows in the light. Created entirely from bits of glass, the work is first assembled as a mosaic. It is then fired to a smooth finish in a kiln, becoming one seamless whole. In the process, realistic wing patterns of vitreous enamel are fused to the glass surface and will never fade.
Bring the magnificence of nature into your home when you choose this stunning ‘Monarch’ bowl by the talented Mark Ditzler.
N.B. Each sculptural bowl is completely unique and Made to Order. Please allow at least 3-4 weeks for delivery. The image shown is an example of the series.
Signed and dated on the base. Hand wash only.
Sculptural Bowl Artist
Mark Ditzler is a glass artist working in Seattle, USA. His pieces feature special “surface design elements”. These may be twisted canes or detailed murrini made in the hot shop, or small twists and threads of coloured glass from the flameworking torch.
Screen-printed enamels and powders, iridescent and dichroic glass, or gold and silver foils are all used as accents. These techniques are carefully “fused” to produce glass art of heirloom quality.
Using a wide range of kiln-forming techniques, Mark Ditzler Glass Studio produces glass wall panels and sculpture, sinks, and lighting. Mark has completed many private, corporate and public projects. Working with designers, architects and homeowners, he loves the process of taking an idea from concept to completion.
Mark has degrees in Fine Art and Industrial Design. Originally a clay artist, he studied glassblowing and neon before discovering kiln-formed glass almost 30 years ago. He has been a visiting instructor at many studios. These include Penland School of Craft, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Museum of Glass etc.
“As a designer-craftsman, it is often the fine details and small surprises I enjoy. I’m inspired by the endless possibilities of working in glass, the most magical of materials! In my studio I try to bring together techniques from different crafts, learned over the years, to create a unique signature in my work.”