Inspired Vases

 

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After making ornaments and selling enough to pay for my shop time, I was really keen on designing more things to make and sell. Lately I’ve been interested in vintage, 50s and 60s style glassware (think Blenko, Pilgrim, Viking). I’ve been buying some to resell and just love the simple designs and bold colors most designs have. I checked out a few books from the library and have been researching some to find inspiration.

I had some ideas in mind for small vases I’d like to make but wanted to add some elements that would make them more unique. I decided to try crackling and pinching to add some flair to these designs. I ordered glass color a few weeks ago to use for this project. The colors I chose were mostly jewel tones. Some of them turned out better than others the first time I used them, so I have some ideas for what to change next time I go into the hot shop.

 

 

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Pinched vases

These pieces and more are available on Madeline Steimle Art on Etsy

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Recent Finds

Last night I had a great auction haul and ended up with a good collection of vintage art glass. Most of it is green Viking glass, with a few taller amberina pieces and some super kitschy grapes.  I’ve been selling mostly jewelry lately but have been wanting to get into selling vintage glassware. Before finding this auction I’d checked out a book about mid century glass from the library and had a great time thumbing through it last night to identify some of the pieces. I ended up with around 40 pieces that I can’t wait to sort, photograph and list.