Eleventh Edition Ornament produced by the Toledo Museum of Art
Inspired by the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
Ohio native and international award winning artist Bandhu Dunham created this elegant ornament using hot glass and skilled lampworking techniques. Inspired by Claude Monetís water lilies and the traditions of glassblowing, each ornament is an intricate assemblage of translucent white glass tinged with precious metal fuming. Gold is delicately dispersed onto the glass as a hot vapor by the artists of Salusa Glassworks, leaving a range of colors from pale peach and pink to richer purple and gold tones. The gold has a mind of its own and no two lilies are exactly alike in shape or color. An emerald green lily pad peeks out below the flower to complete the design.