Working on my hollow sculpting with this @atmosphere inspired sad clown pendant. I just got tickets to see him live for the first time and i got excited 😁 this one is #nfs but i will likely be doing more 🙏 go listen to @atmosphere and go see him on tour while your at it! ❤ thanks for looking!
Tunnel lens optical illusion spiral. This is done with @northstarglass new "experimental" cadmium red, orange and canary. I really like the depth the slight nub on the lens gives. Wearable both ways as well 😁 shoot me a dm to take this home for a great, low price ❤🙏Thanks for looking!
This glass item stands 2 1/2 inches tall. It was made in 1977 by the husband and wife team of Terry & Donna Crider of Ohio. Terry is a self-taught glassmaker having started his studio in just 1976. Until 1979 Terry told me in an interview that they purchased cullet from Fenton in order to make their glass. Though Terry blew the piece it is Donna who did all the surface decoration on the glass. This piece uses two decoration techniques both a Pulled Feather design and threading. This form is called a toothpick holder. From about 1880-1905 it was considered normal and acceptable to "pick" one's "teeth" using a wooden toothpick. To hold these toothpicks and have them at arm's reach, a special Victorian form of glass was produced by numerous glass companies. This habit fell out of favor around 1905. Toothpick holders were relegated to china cabinets and passed down. The Criders specialized in producing this form for glass dealers and toothpick holder collectors. A national collector's club was formed in 1976. Reference books were published in the 1970s and 1980s. The Criders aimed to capitalize on this market. I have about 60 different Crider toothpick holders in my collection. The Criders stopped producing their hot glass in 2009. Surprising, eh? #toothpickholders#toothpickholder#nthcs#terryanddonnacrider#ohioglass#vintage#retro#vintage#twentiethcenturydesign#iridescent#retro#retrostyle#vintagestyle