SPIDER PLANET MARTINI GLASS
Artist: Romeo Glass (Charlottesville, VA)
Beautiful handblown martini glass with an iridescent sphere separating a clear glass bowl and stem. Blues, golds, and purples shimmer beneath the silver webbing on these elegant spheres. The spidery iridescence is created using reactive titanium and clear glass threading. Hand washing recommended.
Minh Martin was born in Saigon, Vietnam and spent his early years in the Philippines. Upon returning to the US, his family lived in Washington DC, then returned to Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania and the Mennonite community from which both his parents derived. He attended Yale University where he majored in Geophysics and where, in his final year, he discovered the art department and took sculpture classes. Upon graduation, he found himself in Santa Barbara, California where he met The Great Bri'oni and was introduced to the art of glass. After two years of apprenticeship, Bri'oni kicked him out and he returned east. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife, Anna Shapiro, and their four children.
• Height: 10.75"
• Width: 5"
• Depth: 5"
* Slight variations are the nature of handmade items.
This is a great video that showcases Minh creating one of his elegant martini glasses. Watching from start to finish, it's amazing to realize all of the work that goes into creating one single glass and why his stemware is so special. Enjoy!