This large vase is hand blown by artist Pierre Bowring. It stands a little over 12" high and features a gradient of translucent white that dissolves to clear toward the base of the vessel.
Bowring, a Richmond native, began blowing glass at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. Since graduating, Pierre has been living and working in the Hudson Valley, NY.
The material, which demands extreme focus and a quick, intuitive response keeps him humble, curious and determined. For Bowring, the mental and physical challenge of the process is both rewarding and never-ending. Pierre strives to make objects that are clean, elegant and singular. He believes it is important to surround oneself with forms that add beauty to one's life.
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.