Jonathan has developed an innovative glass carving technique selectively carving through layers of pure glass colour on the inside of the form. A thick sumptuous casing of crystal glass forms an optical lens focusing on and magnifying the detailed carving in high relief. Vibrant shifts of colour are encapsulated amidst the three-dimensional imagery as sparkling light is captured within the form. Conventional glass cameos can be subdued and opalescent with a matt surface. In contract, intrinsic cameo exploits unique glass qualities of transparency and translucency to create carved cameos which are colourful, glossy and extremely ‘glassy’.
Foliage and Cherry Blossom Intrinsic Cameo Vase