Eye On Design: Tierra del Fuego Bowl By Toots Zynsky

tierra del fuego bowl photo by gail worley
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Glass artist Toots Zynsky (b. 1951) has taken the idea of the Venetian latticini (glass threads used for decorative effect) to its logical extreme. She had a machine developed to draw glass threads to her own specifications in order to use them as a painter uses tubes of color.

tierra del fuego bowl photo by gail worley

By manipulating layers of fused glass threads in the fire itself, she creates vessels — such as the Tierra del Fuego bowl (1989) — with three dimensional “brushstrokes” of hot glass.

tierra del fuego bowl photo by gail worley

Photographed in The Newark Museum of Art

tierra del fuego bowl photo by gail worley

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