Decorative Glass Paperweights ‘Stripe Flattened Paperweight’ by Thomas Petit
These arresting decorative glass paperweights ‘Stripe Flattened Paperweight’ by Thomas Petit, have a sensual and organic shape. The curves are a delight to behold and to touch. The paperweights have a crystal-clear outermost layer with a pop of colourful glass embedded within its centre. The stunning core of the piece has an almost “molten” and stripy appearance.
These glass decorative paperweights are available in a rainbow of colours: Orange, Pink, Blue, Green, Light Blue, Olive, Aqua, and Amethyst. Click on the links to see each colour or go to Thomas Petit
Decorative Glass Paperweights Artist
Thomas Petit Glass started out in the world of clay, before entering the field of glass art. At first unwilling to expand his knowledge, he then remembers a visit to a Dartington Crystal Factory to watch glassblowing as a child. This memory jolted his desire to broaden his horizons, and Thomas embarked on a glass blowing course in Cornwall. Financial difficulty meant he was able to accept a three year apprenticeship, and Petit eventually took up a voluntary position at The Glasshouse in Covent Garden. After various jobs and time spent in New Zealand. Thomas settled in Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District.
Feeling the stress of working a full time job in 2015, and juggling it with his glassmaking meant Thomas was to make an important decision. By 2016, Thomas was concentrating solely on his glassblowing. Inspiration for his works comes from both everyday objects and experiences as well as from art and his own photography. Many of his best works have actually been happy accidents, he confesses. One of his latest ranges that continues to evolve his the ‘Sea Shore,’ inspiration coming from his childhood trips to East Sussex. All his pieces, such as these decorative glass paperweights, are ground by hand, and sheen is restored by buffing when necessary after sandblasting.