Barbed Vessel $325.00

By: Courtney Downman | Location: Oakville, Ontario


Hand blown and saw carved decorative glass vessel

7″ x 4½” x 4½”

Made to order ~ please allow 14-21 business days prior to shipping


Click on the supplemental image to choose from twelve colour options (main image featured in Steel Blue). You may also specify the density of your colour choice (light to dark). After ordering, please use the Contact Me button on my profile page to send me a message confirming your selections!


NOTE: **Since these are custom made, slight variations from the main image may occur.


This is a made to order piece.

About Courtney Downman

My work combines the processes of glassblowing and cold-working, using both engraving wheels and the diamond saw to carve my blown glass forms.


My 'Carved' series begins with a blown glass form made by gathering and shaping the molten material. Once cooled the glass becomes rigid like stone. I delicately carve the blown glass to create a linear texture and raw edges. This series highlights glass’ ability to appear and act as both liquid and solid. The glass is formed as a liquid and then is carved when hardened. This duality allows me to use hot and cold processes to explore line and texture. The fluid bubble of glass slowly transitions into a rough and jagged edge. My work acts as a visual representation of this transition from liquid to solid; fluidity to rigidity, and strength to fragility.