Category: made to order
Sharing a teaser of Jason Stropko’s incredible glass work
We are sitting in the office, editing photographs of Jason’s work and it’s just too exciting to not share this single teaser image of an upcoming bigger post with a range of incredible vessels made by Jason..
Shaping vessels like this and creating snug fitting lids requires high technical skills that take time, focus and deep passion for the medium to develop. One of our biggest wishes is to develop a whole exhibition full of lidded vessels like this one, in a range of voluptuous shapes, with elegant pointed lids.
New photographs will appear on this page as soon as Birgit get through the edits..
Sorry, this really was a teaser!
(Last but not least!!! Custom modification requests to a custom made vessel are ALWAYS welcome, shapes, colours, opacity, translucency, shape, voluptuousness, execution: your vision is our command! Make a drawing and share your ideas with us on Jason’s Facebook wall! What would you like to see!?!? If you would like to order a piece please use the contact tab on this website and we can take it from there. Looking forward to hearing from you!)
How lidded vessels are made
It’s been quite a while since we made a post from the glass studio! Here you can see some of the working process that goes into creating lidded vessels, which serve beautifully for functional as well as decorative use.
They make amazing trophies but also can be custom made for sweets and table displays or special flower arrangements. If you send Jason Stropko your design he can give you a quote and create pretty much any object of desire thanks to a well rounded technical ability that takes many years to master!
Jason has now been making glass full time professionally for 10 years + 4 years study before beginning on this career path!
examples of colour ways of open vessel ware / sculptural vases by Jason Stropko
Valentine dinner table set for two… decoration making by Jason Stropko
when special orders arrive for Valentines and Jason is asked to create a set of ornaments to be suspended above the dinner table set for two the he gets straight to work and delivers within 12 says of the order placed.. For this fast tracked special order the minimum order will be 15 pieces but when it comes to the maximum: the sky is the limit….
Now can you picture these hanging from the ceiling, or from branches of a spring blossoming tree.. while two love birds share a glass of wine and a special moment…?
These ornaments are of medium weight, they are neither as light as the thin blown glass that you might be familiar with from Eastern Germany and Eastern Europe, nor are they as heavy as some of the import products from India and China. The durability of these glass decorations is above average and with some tender care they can last a lifetime and become an heirloom gift to your ancestors..
Availability in both Europe & America, with legal rights to sell in both places. (work permits for both locations are fully legitimate. Large wholesale orders are welcome. Jason Stropko has experience in meetings Targets in both quality of production as well as timeframe.
colour choices: a wide range of options, you can speak with Jason about your requirements.
Large Stemware Vessels by Jason
Keep in touch during 2016 and be the first to see the development of another new project by Jason Stropko. These vessels are already available to order, dimensions variable and subject to client choice!
The lowest of these vessels in this image is approximately 20cm high, and makes a stunning display for precious objects, truffles, fruit and bakeware.. As always your imagination is the limit!
sizes can be completely modified to suit your display area. Prices: vary depending on size, number of pieces and technical difficulty! The pieces that you see here range from $400 – $750 each, depending on colour work, size and your timeframe. Individual pieces in a rush order can be delivered as soon as 72 hours from the time of order. Please use the contact form tab above for enquiries.
Jason’s Etsy Shop is back up and running
After a long wait and not a moment too soon Jason’s Shop is back online and fully functioning. A couple of the postage prices need to be corrected as we have a few shipping estimates set to too low.
If you would like to gift handblown heirloom glass for Christmas then we can no longer supply in time but you could print out a picture of the object of your choice and Jason will make it to commission to be delivered in january.
Who else do you know who receives the gift of a made to commission heirloom piece of Art and master craftsmanship?!
You can follow this link to Jason’s shop and see some of the beautiful glass:
Quick survey for Friends of Jason…
you know that you get amazing discounts on any prices that we post, right? Right?https://www.etsy.com/shop/jasonstropko
Just make sure to play your friends & family card and don’t forget to flutter eyelashes (that goes for both male and female friends, as there we have one male and one female running this glass adventure – flutterings always welcome)
It is just important that we post life sustaining prices for those people who are not (yet) our friends and family. Because who would want to get stuck living in an RV motorhome, right?
White cane work sample
A beautiful finely made drinking glass with fine white cane work, creating these gorgeous helix patterns embedded within the glass.
This process requires quite some time to prepare each cane of white glass, which then gets cut into shorter strands, heated until soft like stiff honey, stretched and twisted with other clear and white cane to create each individual helix form. These are cooled in the annealer overnight. Cut again into short strands, laid in order, a hot glass cylinder os rolled over the strands of cane, the canes stick to the hot glass, then more heating, more shaping occurs; then finally the shape of a drinking glass emerges after shaping and blowing and shaping and reheating..
This process requires finely tuned skills, patience, focus and a level of endurance, because this is not something you can put down for half an hour when you want to take a break..
Sets of 2 or more made to order.