Earlier this year, Newton Vineyard debuted a limited edition decanter by glass artist John Pomp. I have seen it in person and it is quite the transparent beauty! Pomp, who has created glass objects for Tiffany & Co., and installations for Donna Karan, made 100 mouth-blown pieces from 30% recycled glass. He has signed and numbered each decanter in the collection, which he has named “The Touch.” Though the glass piece is substantial, the dimple is so perfectly placed that it’s comfortable to hold in spite of its weight. He describes his inspiration for the design quite eloquently in this video I thought I’d share.
“Coaxing the molten glass into the form of ‘The Touch’ requires a natural sensibility,” says Pomp, who uses all handmade tools and molds in the process. He likens working with the molten glass to winemaking, noting that “every move affects the final product, and every product bears the signature of my handiwork, much like a winemaker’s hand shows in every bottle.”