Teardrop Glass Vases ‘Sea Shore – Amethyst’ by Thomas Petit


A kaleidoscope of jewel tones


Teardrop Glass Vases ‘Sea Shore – Amethyst’ by Thomas Petit

These teardrop glass vases are part of Thomas Petit’s fabulous and radiant, “Sea Shore” collection. The teardrop vase is the perfect shape to show off the many hues to their fullest.

The teardrop glass vases perfectly portray the artist’s love of abstract landscapes and jewel tones with its fantastically hand-blown opulent kaleidoscope of pastel colours.

The contrasting waves and veins meandering through the purple haze create a modern ornament that brings sophistication in a subtly eye-catching and beautiful way. Perfect for the sunny sill or mantel.

Teardrop Glass Vases 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. 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.

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