- Glass canes created from highly refractive, artist-formulated glass and commercially available soda-lime blowing glass; blown
- 28 x 60 x 11 cm
- United States, Penland, North Carolina : 2018
- born: 1986
To make these vessels, Fruin used traditional Venetian blowing techniques to combine two colorless glasses: a standard soda-lime and a duro glass he formulated himself. White duro glass is typically used to create complex cane patterns in Venetian-style glassblowing. In Fruin’s pieces, the patterns appear because the two colorless glasses have different indexes of refraction. This piece is a remarkable study of subtlety and chemical possibility.