Modern Classic Hourglass - Red

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2.5"w x 5.5"h x .375"d
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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 red glass. Opaque red, green and vanilla glass "dots" are made seperately and then "tack" fused to the base. The added design elements contribute to a three-dimensional appearance. This ornament is very festive hung by itself or in a grouping. Mix & match with other Modern Classic Ornament styles.     

Ornament Tidbits:
In the 18th and 19 cenuries, German immigrants brought to America the practice of having an adored evergreen tree in the home as a Christian ritual. At first rejected by the Puritans for its pagan implications, it gradually caught on.  

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.