These vases may not ever need a flower but they sure do make your flowers look good! Hand blown by Richmond favorite, Kiara Pelissier. These vases are a light champagne color and the exterior features three roman wraps with 24k gold leaf encapsulated by the glass. You may choose from a clear champagne vase or one that has added decorative bubbles included in the vase that adds a little froth to the glamour of it all.
Kiara's work is about the silent conversation between objects and elements and how a piece breathes within the space around it. Every form, texture, line, and color speaks in a different voice. Translucency searches for a dialogue with light. Kiara's inspirations may change, but one thing remains the same: her focus on bringing forth the soul of a material.
Pelissier earned her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. She has taught glassblowing at VCU, Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of American Glass and many one-of-a-kind pieces, limited edition series, and permanent installations can be found in public and private collections throughout Richmond and the East Coast, including Capital One Bank, Markel Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.