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Offline chopin-liszt

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Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« on: October 04, 2010, 05:09:14 PM »
I'm a jammy wee thing!
Just look at the piece I won at the Scottish Glass Conference auction. :rah:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 05:11:16 PM »
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Re: Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 05:21:50 PM »
Is it alive?  ;D

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Re: Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 05:52:55 PM »
oooh that's really pretty.
Well done :)
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Re: Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 06:48:30 PM »
Looks like a triffid/pitcher plant,weird but very nice ;D


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Re: Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010, 07:17:46 PM »
My first thought was that it was a nepenthes (Pitcher plant, insect-digesting thing) which, after my initial reaction of "it's a fabulous thing" led onto "it's my kind of fabulous thing", because I grow nepenthes, but a lady who grows orchids told me it's an exact likeness of an orchid that she does grow - from the weird white and green contorted roots, to (eeeeeeeek!) the feel of the flower when you put your finger into it - at which she PUT her finger into the flower and wiggled it.  :thud:  I was terrified she'd break it!

Yes John, of course it's alive.  ::)
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Re: Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2010, 06:39:20 AM »
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I was terrified she'd break it!
Me too  :-X  :o

It's a beautiful thing. It's a shame that their website with its supposed shop just quite live up to it.


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Re: Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 07:08:44 AM »
Amazing - a modern day Blaschka!
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Re: Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2010, 07:47:33 AM »
:o It's absolutely fantastic, Sue!  :D  But where on earth are you going to put it to keep it safe?  It looks as if it needs its own cabinet, or at the very least one of those Victorian glass domes!  
Congratulations, BTW  :hiclp:  (and well done for getting it home safely!  :kissy:)
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Re: Borosilicate lampwork Orchid by Hamilton Taylor Studio
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 08:14:10 AM »
At the moment it's shut in the dining-room - to keep it safe from the cats.

But I think it's going to end up in the middle of my "glass-wall" of shelves in the sitting room. It's just too fantastic not to give it a very prominent place!

I forgot to say, it's 11" tall. It's a big beast, but the tiny details are just amazing, from multicoloured stripes and twists, the inclusion of tiny sparkly bubbles in the spirally long bits, the colours in the leaves - which look as if they have been produced in the workshop with silver or copper.....
I'm not sure the bulb bit is borosilicate glass - it looks more like crystal from a pot - there is a latticino sort of bit in it, and a blue glowing bit which looks as if silver salts have been used - incredibly complex, loads of different techniques combined, (I think. It merits a bit of research to find out exactly all that is going on in it.)

Christine and I did think it would be up your street, Leni!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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