I'm not sure what to call this! Its weight, 5lb 11oz / 2584g, indicates a studio piece, either a one-off or from a short run. So I'm fairly safe with Studio
. It catches the sun, so is a Suncatcher
, but if you use the term for one of those pierced discs suspended by a piece of string, then it's not, as there's no hole (and the string would break).
The glass is what I think of as Smoke
, with the slightest hint of olive green (don't take this too seriously as my colour vision isn't accurate). It made me think of both early Caithness, described by Lesley Jackson as made in "... a distinctive range of ... colours inspired by the Scottish landscape
...", and Dartington. Did Caithness produce such work, or, probably more likely, were there any local studio artists re-using Caithness cullet, much in the same way as we know several studio glassmakers recycled Dartington cullet
It measures approximately 7" (18cm) square and 1ΒΌ" (35mm) thick, and was cast in a lightly textured mould, then deeply impressed in three places by two different sized rings or tubes. The upper, natural surface of the glass is perfection and is delightfully tactile.
It catches the sun beautifully on a window ledge, and two of my pictures show this from slightly different angles. The one on the right had the setting sun behind it, taken yesterday just before the sun disappeared behind the roofline. I've cropped this further and reorientated it to produce the image at the end of this initial post.
So, can any kind reader throw any light at all on this suncatcher / sculpture?
Thanks for your interest.
... and finally β this is me being artistic:
Burnished Gold by Bernard C.