Skull Glass /Moss Ice
SKULL GLASS is a shot-glass featuring sand-blown ornamentation in the shape of a skull. The blue shape of the glass a conscious choice since it is reminiscent of water and hence an obvious choice for objects involving the consumption of drinks. Like the glass itself, the stem is robust, inviting everyday- as well as occasional use. The glass features a scull for ornamentation and as a reminder that alcohol is both powerful and dangerous. MOSS ICE is a tea-light-holder produced using a fusing technique where the hot glass is drawn out into long threads that are then melted together and shaped in the oven. Petterssons’s tea-light holders are created as interesting glass fretwork with a surface reminiscent of dew-soaked moss and frost. Like the sun gleaming in crystals of ice in the forest moss, Pettersson wanted to create a tea-light holder that gleams with the help of the tea-light. When the candle is lit it creates a series of beautiful, deep reflections in the glass.
b. 1967, Swedish Glass Designer
Petterson graduated from Danmarks Designskole in 1998. Born and raised in Småland, Sweden, nature is a prevailing source of inspiration in Pettersson’s artistic work. She finds a magic in working with glass. When the glass is hot, it has a life of its own and she often lets its natural movement play a part in deciding the final shape of a piece. She often works using a technique called fusing, which she has also used for her MOSS ICE tea-light holders. Here she deliberately seeks to exploit some of the optic effects and reflections that arise when light is refracted through the glass. Lately, she has also worked with glass as a surface for ornamentation, like for instance in her Skull Glass. Lotta Pettersson has received several awards, including a grant from the Jubilee Foundation of the Danish National Bank. Her work is represented at several glass museums in Denmark and abroad including Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Vetri International Glass, Seattle and Nasu-Shiobara City, Japan.