"Rock Art" Vase with Mossy Accents
A beautiful vase by Michelle Kaptur in her Rock Art series, depicting ancient symbols found throught our country. In this example, the coloration evokes mosses and lichens interacting with pigments like the ones Native Americans used and use. There are many layers to this subtle piece.
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. Avoid using excessive pressure on thin pieces. Use lint free cloths 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.
Matte Surfaces - Ground, etched and sandblasted surfaces hold onto oils. Fresh fingerprints can be addressed with an ammonia based cleaner, or with vinegar and water. Hardened fingerprints can be cleaned with acetone. Be sure to follow safe handling practices with acetone. Treat the glass annually with WD-40 to enhance the surface.
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.