Virginia and Tony create these stunning Damascus Art Glass Eggs at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On. Virginia’s Blown Glass Eggs are collectible. Many examples are in the permanent collection of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, ON. The eggs have no flat spot. One way to display them is on a rubber “O” ring that comes with your egg.
Damascus glass is a combination of one or more colors of glass canes. The canes are picked up on the surface of the glass and manipulated and folded many times. This creates a distinct pattern on the surface of the glass. Every piece produced is unique. The patterns can be similar but never identical. The term Damascus generally refers to a type of steel blade. The blade is made using a process of folding and hammering the material. This results in beautiful swords and knives.
This patterned in metal has been in existence for over 2000 years and originated in the Middle East. Historically this pattern was referred to as “King Tut. In Medieval times metal smiths forged Damascus swords and knives with great skill. These items were greatly admired for their beauty. Their owners also believed the strange whorls and ripples lent them to have mystical powers.
The patterns and colors to be combined in these Handblown Damascus Art Glass Eggs are virtually limitless. As a result appreciation and joy is brought to collectors of the Damascus glass making technique .
Today Virginia and Tony bring you Damascus Art Glass Eggs resulting in this fascinating ripple like pattern to delight your senses.