From the Happy Holidays Ornament Collection. In ancient times, the Wreath was used as an emblem of victory or protection. Early Romans gave gifts of green branches to friends and family at New Year's as wishes of good health and vigor. Later, in the sixteenth century, wreaths were reimagined by Lutheran Protestants as a symbol of the promise of life everlasting. Today, wreaths are created from a wide variety of items and are seen as an encouragement of self-expression. They are often found adorning front doors throughout the year representing a celebration of a season, holiday or event. Wreaths can also symbolize welcomeness, friendship, love, peace and joy. Approximate size: 3.50"d
- 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, imperfect shaping and small "champagne" bubbles.