Aegis Vase is a vessel created by blowing a large gathering of white glass into a brass cage. The rigid, angular form of the metal structure is contrasted with the organic, mouth-blown nature of the glass. Aegis (pronounced EE-jis) means "a form of protection", thus posing the question; is the cage protecting the glass from us, or protecting us from the glass?
H18" x Ø10"
aged brass and white glass
*the brass cage is baked to 500 °C (950°F) which leaves the brass in an “Aged” but also unpredictable finish. A wax coating is applied to protect the brass as it comes out of the kiln. The finish can vary as a result of the process.
Aegis vase can be washed, inside and out, in a sink with warm water and a soft cloth
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