Urchin

Student Project // 2013 // Design and Manufacture

A multi-use glass vessel, Urchin was created at Morrison Glass Art in Bellingham, Washington and served as an exploration of various glassblowing processes. It functions as a vase, lamp, or simply a decorative centerpiece.

 

Ideation

Manufacturing Process

 

Ridges were created by blowing the glass into an optical mold and raised nubbins were cut with shears.

Urchin

Urchin has a non-uniform, organic quality to the color due to the use of frit (small chunks of glass color), as opposed to a powder or a dip of melted color.

Slight striations are visible in the light and add interest to the piece.