Heiki Vase

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Heiki Vase


Designed and prototyped in 2017
Permanent collection

H. 35-50cm, dia. 20-22cm
Freehand blown glass - each piece is unique and can not be replicated

Materials : freehand blown glass (England), handturned wood (Finland), brass wire (Germany)
The materials then come to our warehouse in Germany where they are fitted and assembled.

Challenge : just after having been blown, and still hot and malleable, the Heiki has to be detached from the blowing iron to give form to the opening of the vase. The outer rim of the Heiki is originally the inside of the glass bubble, thus its round and soft edges. The next step will be to drill the holes into the hot glass and to keep them until the glass has cooled down.
Heiki is a real challenge in its making, with these two holes drilled into the glass while still hot, and the use of several distinct glass colours. In addition, each Heiki vase has its unique handle, fixed onto it after the glass has cooled down. The handle is made in two parts, which are attached to one another on the glass piece itself through wrapping yarn or wire.

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Detail

Detail

In situ

In situ

Making

Making