Round Glass Vases ‘Silk Float’ by Thomas Petit
These round glass vases, from the ‘Silk Float’ collection by Thomas Petit, are another fine example of the artist’s delicate and sophisticated craftsmanship.
These stunning hand-blown round glass vases are created by ‘weaving’ silken layers of jewel-like tones. Blues & greens mix effortlessly with a ruby. Whilst amethyst and brilliant gold trail around the middle of the vase. The colours swirl and intertwine sensuously around the body of these gorgeous vases. Sandblasted to perfection these vases will capture the light beautifully in any room.
Round Glass Vases Artist
Thomas Petit the glass artisan 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. The 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 is 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.