Traditional Hand Blown Christmas Ornaments
Individually hand blown using the same methods glassblowers have used since antiquity, these ornaments are a holiday classic just like great great great great great grandma may have had.
I make these Christmas balls in a variety of colours, (see the link below for more examples) including the multicoloured one pictured here. Each ornament begins life as liquid glass in a special glassblowing furnace, from which it's pulled and blown by mouth into a hollow sphere. During this process colour is added, which melts and is allowed to flow and combine throughout ornament, making each ball truly one of a kind: the color will never mix in the same way twice. While the piece is still hot a small glass loop is added to the top to make for easy hanging from a Christmas Tree or any other place one could wish to hang it, and finally it is slowly cooled over the course of 24 hours in a special glass kiln to ensure the glass is very strong and will last a lifetime.
Diameter - Approx 9.5cm (3.75")
Weight: Approx 78g (0.17 lbs)
*Note: As each ornament is blown by mouth and is fully handmade some variation in the size of individual ornaments is to be expected. The measurements above should thus only be taken as an average, with some balls being larger and others being smaller.
This piece is available in my Stoney Creek studio gallery, my online store (direct item link) and in many local galleries. If you're interested in larger/custom orders, please contact me and I'm sure we can work something out.
Click here to be taken to a gallery of all my various ornament types (link opens in a new window)
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