Decorative Urn ‘Optic Rib Flattened’ by Michael Trimpol
Keep the ashes of a loved one or family pet in a stunning and highly decorative urn. These ‘Optic Rib’ flat urns are brilliantly coloured and ribbed to give a dazzling effect.
Each decorative urn is so pretty and has exceptional elegance. Perfect to commemorate and celebrate the special memories of a beloved family member or pet. Available in an array of colours.
Available in Large and Small. To work out what size urn for human ashes please see our glass urn size guide by clicking the link.
N.B. The images shown are an example of the ones in the series. Each decorative urn is hand-blown and therefore there will be small variations in colour and pattern. Each one is completely unique and signed by the artist.
Decorative Urn Artist
Michael Trimpol artist is our first American artist. We are delighted to be able to bring his art glass vases here to the UK.
Michael was born and raised in Philadelphia. He first learnt about glassworking when he took a stained glass course in Vermont.
He started pursuing a career in stained glass and studied at Concordia University in Montreal before becoming frustrated with the two-dimensional nature of stained glass and moved into glassblowing, taking a course at Sheridan College School of Craft & Design in Mississauga, Ontario, where he graduated in 1985.
After graduation he took up residency at one of Toronto’s most popular tourist destinations; Harbourfront Craft Studios, before setting up his own company in 1989 Hot Glass Inc. He relocated to Stowe Vermont to continue to develop his range of blown glass products including handblown glass vases. From there he designs and produces a diverse array of art glass products.
He currently designs and manufactures a diverse body of products in addition to overseeing the operations of the studio.
“Of the many media and processes which can be used to create art, I have always been attracted to glass and its potential. I initially worked with stained glass.
However, I soon became drawn to the dynamic nature of the blowing process which seemed to suit both my nature and my vision better.
I have a strong preference for objects of a personal scale and with potential utility. A vessel with a lid or stopper has always been of most interest. Colour and pattern are also very important. I like to create either a single pure colour highlighting form or a more complex mixture to create patterns.
I am proud of the final product, but it is the actual process of creation that I find most satisfying.”