Tracy Glover's Mouth-Blown Glass
by Tisha Leung
Tracy Glover's mouth-blown glass works illuminate vivid swirling patterns evocative of Pucci patterns. Working out of an old textile mill in Cranston, Rhode Island, Glover follows typical Venetian glassblowing techniques first learned while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, crafting her skill into into custom-made lighting, vases, doorknobs and drawer pulls.
Glover's ability and utilization of the A Canne (striping) and Primavera (bubbling) effects are a result of her time spent working at a Belgian conventâs crystal factory and by observing Italian masters at Dale Chihulyâs Pilchuck School of Glass in Seattle.
Notable pieces in her collection are the Prospect Hill door knobs and pulls (pictured above) and the Cairn inverted ceiling lamps (pictured after the jump). All of her work is made to order, and comes in a variety of colorways, patterns and styles. See the Tracy Glover website for a full look at her collection.
More images after the jump.