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Cocktail Glasses

This series of cocktail glasses were hand blown and coldworked in the Rhode Island School of Design glass shops. Each glass began as an oblong bubble with thin, straight sides, and a heavy bottom. After cooling, each glass was cut to size and the lips were smoothed and bevelled. The bottoms of the glasses were flattened and polished on a horizontal flat lap machine, and lens were grinded into the base of some glasses to reduce the surface area of the bottom of the glass.

The optical qualities of some of the glasses - the spiraling pattern - were created by blowing the hot glass into an optical mold and twisting the glass.

Sizes range from from 2.5" to 4" tall.