The Snow Flakes of Canada

It's the snow really, the dread and deadly beauty of it. Each snowflake is unique, and even more ephemeral than the ones we cut from paper, as children in kindergarten. These snowflakes I've carved, using the graal technique, working with hot glass master Jeff Burnette, at Joe Blow Glassworks. I worked the glass cold, carving the snowflakes using diamonds and water. Jeff worked the glass hot, using a furnace, and molten glass. Together, we made these snowflakes to last forever. In Canada, special members of the canadian establishment are honoured, and given the Order of Canada. This honour is represented by the snowflake. All Canadians are eligable, except politicians and dead people. Nominate someone you know for an Order of Canada, It dosen't cost anything and makes a thoughtful Christmas present. This work in glass would also make a great Christmas gift, or a perfect addition to any serious collection of art glass.

photo credit: Peter Lattimer

1 comment:

jill said...

Hi Robert, I met you last week at the glass gallery on Granville Island where I work--I enjoyed reading your blog for the rest of the day. Here is the site about snowflakes that I mentioned to you while you were here:
snowcrystals.com has the snowflake fossil instructions and popularfont.com/snowdays/ excellent for procrastination...