Category Archives: – Vessels & Platters

Passion Red!

This is a delightful series I made for the 3rd annual Schomberg Village Street Gallery that I co-chair with my good friend and photographer Tom Wray.

The photos don’t do justice to the intensity and character of this red! This red is sexy and passionate and intense: a bold statement, no holding back, no apologies, thank you.

Red is becoming increasingly expensive as a raw material for me as not only is gold one of its components, strychnine is a by-product making this colour increasingly difficult, if not banned in some jurisdictions, to manufacture.

So I’ve been holding onto this piece and in thinking of a new, exciting series to dazzle visitors to this year’s show, my inspiration came very naturally for this under-stated and elegant set.

I want the red to speak for itself! Sometimes I want my technique and glass cutting skills to be the Wow Factor.

But in times like this, I’m all about the glass. Not only is this semi-transparent red vibrant, it contains wonderful whisps of shading that you get lost in.

My black whimsical bands are produced using some of the same red to create the “fingerprint” pattern throughout. The clear glass that surrounds each band makes them “float” within each piece.

I’m very happy how all these techniques came together! Bold and bright, yet elegant and under-stated.

The large round ball surface” piece is 21″ in diameter.
Square decorative platter: 18″ x 18″
Rectangular decorative platters: 15″ x 7″

Note: All pieces are food friendly (platters are great for sushi!) though I design them as fine art pieces, ready for display.

Go BOLD, go PASSIONATE, go RED!

Missing Piece

(2009)

Bright marigold fusing glass set in black fissures amongst an intriguing square pattern with a mystery!

A lovely, playful and whimsical display piece for Fall.

Missing Piece is 15″ in diameter and is food safe.

For your convenience, Gotham Glassworks offers several display stands models at additional cost.

Orange Sorbet

(2009)

Orange – Orange – Orange!

This set of art glass platters shines with bright orange opalescent glass fused with orange cathedral glass “fissures”, one of Greg’s signature techniques.

Bright, colourful, dramatic yet elegant, happy, whimsical — a fabulous centre piece to your Fall or Halloween decor.

The square art glass platter measures 16″ x 16″.
The rectangular platter measures 15″ x 7 1/2″.

All platters and vessels are food safe.

For your convenience, Gotham Glassworks offers several models of display stands at additional cost to suit your decor.

To Be Square

(2009)

This square fused art glass vessel features persimmons opalescent, amber and green cathedral “checkers”, and is set on clear with assorted frits to “dirty” its appearance (how naughty of Greg).

To Be Square is 16″ x 16″ and is food safe.

For your convenience, Gotham Glassworks offers several display stands models at additional cost.

Orange Spectacle

(2009)

Orange on black makes for a mysterious and whimsical combination in this 15″ fused art glass vessel.

This plate is food safe!

For your convenience, Gotham Glassworks offers several models of display stands at additional cost to suit your decor.

Wine Country

This 20″ ball surface vessel is spherical in shape and meant for window or back-lit display.

The deep grenadine transparent glass contains mysterious streaks of darker pigment; the clear band running through the work’s mid-section contains fused black speckles.

The drama of this surface is enhanced by the addition of band-like impressions made during fusing on its back surface.

Did anyone say Greg is a “drama queen”?

Enjoy a rich glass of your favourite red with this unique enhancement to your decor!

For your convenience, Gotham Glassworks offers several models of display stands at additional cost.