Haze is a landscape pot by Adam Aaronson. This complex, freeblown glass sculptural vessel is a triumph of composition. The surface is fired with pure silver leaf and textured coloured glass. This creates a dramatic, shimmering perspective.
“I call the making process that I have developed, the “late colouring” technique. It has parallels in enamelling, ceramic glazing, printing and painting. Everything happens with the glass on the iron between 500º and 1100º. My palette consists of powdered glass colours, which I lay out on a steel table. Once I have covered the full-size hot glass vessel in silver leaf, I roll it over the powders, picking up the first of several layers of colour. Reheating melts the colours onto the surface, and I apply more colours directly onto the vessel, again reheating at each stage to build up tone and texture. When the colours are red-hot they are indistinguishable. So remembering which colour is where, and its intensity, is a bit like a composer writing music, knowing how chords will sound together”.
Sunlight is a recurring inspirational theme in Adam’s work. He often creates abstract impressionistic landscapes that seem to be reminiscent of different times of day.
Asked what makes one of his landscape bowls different from landscapes made by other glass artists, Adam replied
“Every artist wants to develop their own style. Glass is tricky to work with at the best of times. It doesn’t always do what you expect it to. But as your work progesses, you develop your own recognisable style. I think that I approach glass from a different perspective, and perhaps that’s why some people have commented that my glass doesn’t always look like glass!”
Haze is a classical form and Adam refers to this shape as a pot. It doesn’t require special lighting and the reflections will change depending on where you place it. While it is mainly decorative, it can also be functional.