A modern twist on a classic, vintage holiday ornament. This fused glass treasure requires multiple kiln firings. The base is created from many tiny bits of transparent emerald green glass. Opaque red, green and vanilla glass "dots" are made seperately and then "tack" fused to the base, resulting in a three dimensional appearance. Looks very festive hung by itself, and even more so in a grouping. Try mixing & matching with other Modern Classic Ornament styles!
The holiday tree ornament is thought to have originated in 16th century Germany, but they looked nothing like we have today. Instead, candles, apples, nuts, and berries were used.
All art work is handmade by Robert Wiener in the DC Art Glass Studio. Kilnforming is a method of shaping glass in a kiln using heat and gravity. Techniques used by the artist include fusing, slumping, casting, printmaking and coldworking. It is common of kilnformed glass to have slight color shifts and small "champagne" bubbles. May contain sharp edges. Handle with care.