After 25 years of creating the Tree Series, I wanted to share what goes into the making of a glass tree vase.
Each glass vessel created within our glassblowing studio, is made with a team of three. As shown below, Bernard Katz and our glassblowing team are working on the Bellied Root Vessel. At the temperature of 2100 degrees, the hot glass bits are attached to the glass vessel creating three-dimensional roots.
The blown glass vase is placed in the annealing ovens. The annealing ovens slowly cool down the work to room temperature. Without the annealing process, a piece can break apart.
The Birch Vase on the left, is carved by hand to show the beautiful notches found on Birch Trees.
Bernard sandblasts each vase which reveals the inner color and the design of the tree branches.
From start to finish, a vase from our Tree & Root Series can take two weeks to create.
While the Tree & Root Series is a timeless collection, we will no longer be making vases and vessels from the Tree & Root Series.
The last remaining pieces, are now available to purchase Katz Glass Design