SkLO Wrap Objects are a wound length of handblown Czech glass tube.
Each SkLO Wrap Object is a unique handmade piece, no two exactly alike. Whether alone, or in larger groups, the Wrap presents a distinct opportunity to display the beauty and immediacy of glassblowing.
- Material: Handblown Glass
- Measures Approx. 7 x 7 x 7 inches. All glass dimensions are approximate — handblown glass dimensions vary by nature and intent.
- Made in the Czech Republic.
- Item #: FL114 SBL
Modern glassmaking employs historic techniques that date back to around 1500 BC in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, later refined and popularized by the ancient Romans in the 1st century BC. Glass production continued to progress in Italy over the centuries, and by the 1200s, become a major industry and lucrative profession for artisans working on the island of Venice. Artworks spanning the history of glass can be found throughout the Getty Museum's collections. All glass production begins with a sand base of silica, soda ash, and lime. The sand is heated to extreme temperatures and allowed to cool down, then be shaped into objects, vessels, and jewelry, by blowing through a tube or pouring into a pre-formed mold. We celebrate glassmaking in all forms and the maintenance of these traditional techniques through the work of contemporary artists and studios.
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