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.

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.

Gold Confetti Bowl

New Piece, gold confetti bowl is created from reclaimed glass and multiple layers of pigments and golden-toned variegated metal that has been removed and reapplied multiple times.  The depth of texture and multiple layers of coloration are a celebration in any decor.

Reclaimed glass bowl by Mira Woodworth.

New Work – Grape Stomp

You can’t live in the Lodi Appellation and avoid the build up of anticipation for the grape harvest. It starts at the beginning of summer, as the grapes begin to take shape on the vine. As harvest nears, passers by can see the fruit visible from the road as they drive past mile after mile of vineyards. In Fall, just as the summer heat is at its peak, wine making fever takes over. It’s harvest time. The annual festival is on and hundreds of wineries hold grape stomp events in which adventurous souls step into the vat and stomp the juice from grapes with bare feet. This bowl hails from the Lodi Appellation – an area that is world-renown for its wine. The reclaimed glass is steeped in deep grape purple pigments and finished in a variegated metal foil. 9″ Diameter