Geometric Square Stained Glass Candle Holder...

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Throughout history, stained glass has primarily been found in places of worship. In the late 1800's, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s architectural influence brought this beautiful artistic medium into the private domain of the home in the form of windows, doors and lamps. Today, stained glass is used in a multitude of creative applications, to include mosaics, jewelry and three-dimensional functional art.

During the design process, light source, whether sunlight, electric light bulb or natural flame, plays an important role in the glass selection. When creating a three-dimensional piece, it is essential that color and texture factor into the way in which it interacts with the source.

With this lovely candle holder, I carefully chose an array of textured cathedral glass in autumn colors that would bring a richness and sparkle to the simplicity of natural candle light. 

It is comprised of art glass in shades of green in chartreuse and olive, red in burnt orange and orange-red and amber in medium and dark shades. There is a textured clear glass fired with fractured pieces of red and green glass added to bring lightness to the piece. Four small round glass jewels in light amber and burnt orange, along with a mirrored bottom, capture the gentle illumination of the flame, casting colorful shadows all ‘round.

Finished in a soft black patina and hand polished throughout to a fine luster. 

Measures 3 3/4” x 3 3/4”

Material used:
Art Glass Festival 2018 entry