All posts filed under: Vessels

Vessels are the mainstay of my glass making. I create circular, square, rectangular and oval-shaped bowls and vessels that can be displayed in stands and on flat surfaces. Some are created as one-of-a-kind pieces, and some are sold as limited production.

Syrah Vessel

This textural vessel is organic yet elegantly versatile with its rich coloration and metallic finish. The piece is created from reclaimed glass and finished in opaque oxblood burgundy and smoky black charcoal. This is a limited production design that measures 11″ in diameter and 3″ tall.

Harbor Vessel

Inspired by the textural nature of the churning sea, Harbor Vessel is created with the deepest teal blue possible. Experiencing the depth in this piece is like looking down into the ocean from the side of boat. There are shadows and glints of light deep down beneath the surface. Harbor View Vessel is 14″ in diameter and 4″ tall. It is created with reclaimed glass, pigments and variegated metal foil.

Vintage Inspiration Vessel by Mira Woodworth

Vintage Inspiration Vessel

The colors in the bowl are inspired by the vintage coral and turquoise jewelry that was popular in the 1940’s. I have always loved this color combination and have created several dreamscape sculptures in this colorway. This one-of-a-kind piece has the feel of a mid century koi pond. Created with reclaimed glass, pigments and silver-toned foil. 16″ Diameter.

Detail of Valley Sunset Bowl by Mira Woodworth

Valley Sunset Bowl

This is a one-of-a-kind bowl measuring 16″ diameter. It’s created with reclaimed glass, pigments and variegated metal foil. I live in the central valley, a rural area of California where the sunsets are spectacular even though I have no view of the ocean. Once in a while, we get a low sunset that picks up an atmospheric brilliance that makes photographs seem like liars.

Coronado Bowl by Mira Woodworth

Coronado Bowl

I often name limited production pieces after the places I have recently visited. This is the case with Coronado Bowl. In February – just before the pandemic seized travel in California, I went to San Diego with my sisters and daughter. The trip was fast, beautiful and fantastic. It’s kind of funny because it’s never the biggest moments that stand out in memory right? On one of our days, we walked and walked. I was tired and feeling a little under the weather and was lagging behind. We stopped for a rest at Seaport Village and did a little people watching. As I looked out over the bay at the Naval Station that was once the center of our family at least one lifetime ago, it was striking how life had truly come full circle. There I was, with the my familial tribe, across time and the bay. An almost indescribable feeling of being at home in a place I’ve never been before.

Friendship Bowl by Mira Woodworth

Friendship Bowl

This vessel is based upon a Christmas gift from one life-long bff to another. The original vessel was a bit smaller, and based upon the friends’ favorite colors. On friend loves blue, the other purple. The way the colors are combined are a symbol of their friendship. It’s hard to tell where one begins and the other ends, but they are certainly stronger together. The friendship bowl measures 16″ diameter and is 4″ tall.