Aventurine glasses are infused with copper and tin, which imparts a glittery look to them. Michelle Kaptur uses them to great advantage in this series, layering other transparent colors over them to add "texture" to the design. This example is 7 1/2" high and 8 1/8" across.
Caring for Your Glass
Cleaning - Any good commerical nonabrasive cleaner works well. A bath in lukewarm water with a few drops of mild detergent, followed by a rinse in lukewarm water is also a good method. Dry with a lint free cloth in natural fibers.
Mineral Deposits - Our glass may be displayed or used. To prevent mineral deposits from building up in your vases, use distilled water and change it often. If spots do develop, soaking the piece in venegar and water can help.
A Word About Annealing - Annealing is not the same as tempering. Our glass should never be used for cooking. Avoid using hot water for cleaning.