Johnelle's Fume Steamies
5 inches of jewel-tone juiciness! This steamie chugs!Who better to talk about this style and form than the artist herself? We're fans!
What glassblowing technique(s) are used to create these Johnelle?
"This piece is made by fuming 24K gold and pure silver on to the glass and then encasing the metals with the drawn on design."
What do you call this specific pipe style?
"I consider this style of pipe a modified steamroller. I like the shape and the smaller opening on the end for design and overall look as well as functionality. Steamrollers typically have a larger opening on the end, but I prefer the smaller opening for the final look."
There's a lot of them, what are the specific glass colors?
"This piece is created with cobalt blue glass as the base. The greens, golds and rose colors come from the pure gold and silver which is added as I make the piece."
What's the best thing about having one of these pieces?
"This steamroller is as beautiful to look at as it is to use. The colors will not fade or change over time. It fits perfectly in your hand and will add beauty
Proudly handmade in Fort Collins, Colorado USA
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Note: This is a made-to-order art piece. Precise patterns and colors may vary, ever so slightly, due to the nature of glassblowing. And that's what makes yours one of a kind!
Approx Dimensions: 5" long
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Meet the Artist
Fort Collins, Colorado
Q: How long have you been a glass artist?
A: Started blowing glass May of 2011
Q: How did you start?
A: I recently began to wonder. How did this happen? Was it the tiny glass animals I started to collect while living in Kaiserslautern, Germany at age 12? Would it have happened anyway that I found my way to glass? In my 20''s, stained glass captured my attention and colorful window panels filled my house and made for some great gifts. Next came mosaics and glass suncatchers, always adding a sparkle to the room. But it was the invention of GROUPON that got me blowing glass. A simple offer for a one-time class. Who knew it would change my life!? As I've learned the skill of re-shaping glass in three dimensions, the world seems to unfold before me. The opportunities to create seem endless. I have explored many, many ways to use glass in it''s various forms and continue to learn daily, never tiring of its endless possibilities. I hope you enjoy my quirky style, and that it may add beauty to YOUR life every day!
Q: What is your favorite style/ technique to use?
A: Metal fuming and sculpture are my favorite.
Q: What other glass artists are your favorite(s)?
A: Chihuly style large glass installations inspire me.