February 2nd, 2019

We started the year off how we would start anything at Gallery MAR — with a party.

Jared and Nicole Davis traveled from Colorado, bringing in tow some beautiful new pieces, just in time for the artist reception at the gallery. The very next day, Jared and Nicole allowed us ladies and some of our local collectors bare witness to the birth of a glass piece at Red Flower Studio. What a gay affair it was too! Jared and Nicole are succinct, intuitively reading each others’ energy, understanding the others’ needs, while shaping, molding, and blowing hot liquid glass.

It was a dance honed over time with true dedication to the craft–  and it was beautiful.

Gathering molten glass onto the end of a color rod, from the furnace .

 

Heating the color on the end of the rod

Shaping the molten glass with a wooden block

 

Picking up a pattern by rolling the hot glass over the powdered color laid out on the marver.

Jared is blowing the secondary cobalt vase into the first sculpted & blown piece which Nicole is holding.

Nicole is blowing air through the pipe and into the piece while Jared is shaping & cooling the bottom.

Shaping the piece by rolling on the marver

Heating the piece in the furnace

Opening & shaping the top of the piece

 

Handing piece off

 

Putting the piece away

 

We recommend Red Flower Studio for your next glass blowing party. Cooking Wagyu beef on red hot glass was a first and I highly suggest it. The creation Nicole and Jared Davis manifested into form before our very eyes is available for purchase at Gallery MAR.

Just ask for the “Mountain Vista – Park City” glass. Don’t hesitate as it may find a home soon! Until next time, love Victoria.