Glass Teardrop ‘Ice Floe II’ by Pete Fricker
This stunning glass teardrop ‘Ice Floe II’ by Pete Fricker is inspired by the dramatic polar landscapes. Using the blown glass like a canvas, Pete artfully fuses the blue and white glass to create a stunning abstract in glass form.
The cracked ice reveals translucent blue, and the swirls and trails add yet more drama. This glass teardrop beautifully echoes the polar regions to capture a frozen moment in time. This is a sturdy blown ornament and unlike the real thing the forces in Pete’s glass are purely visual, it will not crack or collapse!
Choose this majestic glass teardrop for yourself, the home of a loved one or to make a statement at work, for without a doubt it will make a great centrepiece in any room.
Glass Teardrop Artist
Pete Fricker uses the blown glass form like a canvas, as much an artist as a glass-maker he assembles colours and adds them as shards, trails, and grains as if from a palette.
Pete’s techniques include Hot glass, Kiln work, Leaded and Stained glass. Design ideas come from a variety of sources, in particular, the power and beauty of nature and especially our own planet Earth is his main inspiration. Seeing a volcanic lava flow or sheets of ice sliding from the end of a glacier, the analogies with glass are not far away.
A late arrival at the glass-makers ball, Pete Fricker studied at the International Glass Centre in Brierley from 2007 until 2009, and he is certainly making up for lost time! The addictive power of hot hand blown glass distracted him from an earlier interest in stained glass and led him in 2010 to co-found Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio with three former Brierley Hill students. All his hand blown glass is made in the Glassblowing Studio.