10″ Dia.


Spherical glass sculpture

My visualizations for this near spherical glass sculpture just kept swirling. Compact and symmetrical. Arching lower elements and a capstone-like structure holding it together.

This is the first time I used the color called Citrine (a color not likely found on my personal palette), but I am delighted with the outcome. It shimmers in the light and delivers one of the true rewards for working in glass – the added dynamic of color and luminosity.

I am hooked on leaded glass for what it does when light hits it. Yes, it is more expensive than unleaded (for both me as the artist and you as a collector), but it is vibrantly alive and worth the investment for both of us.

So why the name Limoncelli? If you have ever sipped the exquisite, liquid joy that is the Italian lemon liqueur called Limoncello, you know the namesake. (However, what Gaye and I did not know when we named the sculpture is that the liqueur spelling ends in an “O” not an “I.” Gaye says she needs to spend more time in Italy to improve her spelling! Hmmmmm!)

Creating this piece

Wax sculpture, glass from foundry, finished work