Glass Perfume Bottles ‘Sea Shore – Grey Skies Flattened’ by Thomas Petit
Look at these beautiful glass perfume bottles and you are immediately transported to a balmy seaside, you can almost feel the soft sand beneath your feet and imagine the gentle ripples of the waves as the ebb and flow up to the shoreline.
Thomas Petit’s range of sea shore glass perfume bottles inspired glass perfume bottles perfectly capture the wonderful swirls of colour seen on shingle, sand, sea and sky. The glass perfume bottles are hand blown and sandblasted to reveal the delicate colours and patterns beneath. Thomas combines a variety of slate grey, aquamarine blue and green coloured glass, allowing the glass to move and find its path, sometimes completely unpredictably, but this only adds to the charm and results in a truly one-off piece of art glass.
These stoppered glass perfume bottles would add a splash of luxurious elegance to any dressing table or works equally well pride of place on a shelf or mantlepiece. The question is where will you place yours?
Glass Perfume Bottles Artist
Thomas Petit 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 are ‘Sea Shore’ glass perfume bottles inspiration coming from his childhood trips to East Sussex. All his pieces in this range are ground by hand, and sheen is restored by buffing when necessary after sandblasting.