Rough on the inside like the surface of a planet. It is 9 3/4 across. As an artist I have toured and photographed nuclear power plants.One of the most profoundly fascinating things I witnessed was Cherenkov radiation, which appears as an incredibly pure blue light emitted from uranium fuel rods glowing below 40 feet of crystal clear water within the core of a nuclear reactor. This radioactive light is as beautiful to me as a candle flame must be to a moth.
I resolved somehow to re-create that intense blue color in my glass. New Mexico glass is as close as I can get to the color of Cherenkov radiation; it also reminds me of the sky on a perfect summer night.
I had never been to New Mexico when I created this glass, but that was how I imagined the color. Sometimes the patterning looks like the ocean during a storm, with swirling waters and crashing waves.
At other times, I can make it look like a Hubble Space Telescope photo taken of another galaxy. I make New Mexico glass by melting metallic silver onto the molten surface of a dark glass. As I form each piece, I carefully control the temperature and flow of oxygen and propane into the glass furnace, thereby enhancing and enriching the color. If you hold one of these pieces up to a bright light, instead of the peacock blue color you will see that it transmits red or dark purple - a distinctive property of dichroic glass. The item "Beautiful New Mexico Series Josh Simpson Art Glass Bowl" is in sale since Wednesday, May 10, 2017.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Studio/ Handcrafted Glass". The seller is "vfw" and is located in Round Rock, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.