Lustre Vessel No. 24

Jochen Holz
£600
Lustre Vessel No. 24 is a decorative piece by London-based glass artist Jochen Holz. This mesmerising vessel forms part of the Lustre Vessel series and is reminiscent of the colourful interplay of oil-upon-water, beneath the sun. Jochen often experiments with tone and shape to create irregular glass forms and this collection specifically also explores a wide variety of hues and colour densities. The iridescent and matt metallic looking surfaces mix with a soft palette of tonal changes on each unique vessel.


Material: Borosilicate glass, precious metallic lustres
Dimensions:
cm: Width 12.5cm, Depth 12.5cm, Height 27cm
inches: Width 4.9in, Depth 4.9in, Height 10.6in
Care Instructions: Hand wash with a gentle cleaner, do not scratch or scour

Process

Navigating the possibilities and restrictions of the technique and material, Jochen favours borosilicate glass due its resistance to heat and suitability for lampworking. Lampworking is a technique in which a torch or lamp is used to melt the glass, with Jochen being one of the few makers practising the method in Britain. The glass is formed while in a molten state, by blowing and shaping with tools and through movement. Jochen uses metallic oxides, painted onto the molten glass to give this series of Lustre Vessels their iridescent, dreamlike finish. Each piece is unique, individually considered and carefully finished by Jochen.
The Maker Jochen Holz Glass Artist - South East England

Jochen Holz is an award winning contemporary glass artist producing vibrant, organically shaped lampworked glassware and artworks. Jochen originally trained in lamp working in Germany before studying glass at Edinburgh College of Art and The RCA. After graduating in 2003, Jochen established his studio in East London. Jochen Holz’s approach to design is guided by the lampworking process and the flowing forms of hot glass. Each piece is a one off with a unique, spontaneous energy.