Hand Blown Perfume Bottles ‘Sea Shore – Samphire Flattened’ by Thomas Petit
Part of the Hand Blown Perfume Bottles ranges by Thomas Petit. ‘Sea Shore – Samphire Flattened’ is another example of fine glass design and craftsmanship.
Drawing on his childhood memories of the East Sussex coastline, Thomas combines seven different themes and colourways. These include Samphire, Amethyst, Flint, Spring Tides, Grey Skies, Stormy Skies and Waves to create these astounding hand blown perfume bottles.
The main body of the bottle curves pleasantly up towards an elegant neck and is completed by a perfectly fitted, teardrop stopper. A remarkable piece of art glass that will delight for years to come.
Hand Blown 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 his the ‘Sea Shore,’ 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.