Alchemy Ornament by Corey Silverman
The ALCHEMY line of ornaments captures the inherently magical qualities of blown glass, from the texture achieved by melting small chunks of glass into the piece to the crystalline reactions of different chemical compounds in the colors. The colors are ‘picked’ or ‘raked’ at multiple points around the orb, adding movement to the overall design. Each piece is finished with a graceful colored hook.
Measures approximately 3.25"
Available in four colors:
- REGAL WHITE features a crisp white top and a patterned base of rich cobalt and bronzy-gold. Translucent blue hook
- The JOYFUL PINK is just that—a mix of happy hot pink/bubble-gum pink dipped into an effervescent mix of purple and iridescent gold. The hook is translucent pink.
- MINERAL BLUE showcases a textured blue-green-gold top layered over a cobalt and white base. The hook is translucent cobalt blue.
- AQUA is a teal blue-green at the top accented by what looks like flakes of gold leaf, with a crisp white base. The hook is translucent teal blue-green.
Handmade by Corey Silverman of The Furnace in Denver, Colorado.
Corey Silverman of The Furnace was formally trained as a glass artist while getting his BFA at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. Upon graduating in 1998 he worked with several glass studios around the country before settling in Denver, Colorado in 1999.
After much experimentation with glass in all its guises--including slumped forms, casting, cold work, and solid sculpting--he found himself always coming back to the blown form. “I love the immediacy found in making a blown vessel. There’s no questioning what it’s going to look like. You know the end result as you’re putting it away in the annealer. It feels great to have that kind of instant gratification in an art form.”
Corey Silverman created The Furnace Inc. in April of 2016 after 8 years as a partner and co-owner of C&H Glassworks. Everything from the Furnace is handblown and sculpted by Corey. Although there are specific product lines, every item is one of a kind. All pieces are signed and dated.
Find more of Corey's work here.