Extra-Large Float

$0.00 - $278.00

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Photo above shows colors in the "swirled" pattern.

Our Sitting Floats have a "plug" of molten glass fused onto the opening, which is generally flattened into a base for the Float sit on.  However, these larger Floats are quite a challenge for a solo glassblower.  There will be that "plug" of glass covering the opening, but it's just as likely to be a rounded seal (as in the original fishing floats) as the flattened shape - whatever time allows before having to get it into the annealer.   

Hand-made by glass artist Bob Meyer of Seal Rock, OR

Float Color Patterns: "Swirled"

The "swirled" pattern is acheived by making small swirls or twists in the glass with a hand tool like the shears.  It creates a nicely random movement of the colors.  Multiple examples are shown below to illustrate not only the effect, but also how varied it can be.






Float Color Patterns: "Optic Mold"

The "optic mold" pattern is acheived by placing the glass briefly into a cast-aluminum, finned "optic mold".  The use of the mold typically results in darker lines of color running through the piece, as well as some varied movement of the color between those lines.  Multiple examples are shown below to illustrate not only the effect, but also how varied it can be.






Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery is owned and operated by Bob and Vicki Meyer.  Bob is the primary artist of the gallery.