born: 1986

United States

Selector Statement

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.

–Silbert, Susie J.