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Vases improve the aesthetic appeal of spaces in your home and add charm to events such as weddings. Whether you enjoy fresh flowers or artificial ones, vases add style in displaying plants whenever, wherever.

Höglund Art Glass provides a wide selection of glass vases in NZ. Our collection of vases is one of our most popular works. Apart from their functionality, our art vases also serve as inspiring and collectible art works in their own right. Each vase is also handcrafted and designed to perfection.

Our selection of vases come in different colours and styles. Our Vase Veil is a unique and one-of-a-kind addition to our collection. This vase is blown using the detailed Sommerso technique, in which individually coloured layers overlap each other and are framed with crystal clear glass.

For stunning overlapping colours mixed with beautiful shades, choose our Eclipse Collection. This mixture of design and colours combines elegance with design. The Eclipse vases perfectly illustrate the countryside with vivid and warm colours, contrasting with soft tones of orange and shades of blue and green.

Our Apollo collection captures intergalactic beauty. Vases from this collection feature dramatic colours reminiscent of the night sky. The Apollo collection planetary-like shades contrast with the glass. Each vase is hand-blown from the purest and clearest glass.

Festival Vases are sculptural collectibles with fluid movement, with a spiral around the coloured core. The collection of flat vases are functional and decorative at the same time.

All of our vases are unique. Each vase is different from the next, providing you with something only you can own. Browse through our selection and find the vase you would like to include in your collection.

CRFG15221 side 2

$4,600.00

Height: 20.5cm
Weight: 5.7kg

Each Graal piece is a singular work of art, engraved with its individual title and code, numbered and signed by the artists, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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Product Description

Art glass by Ola Höglund and Marie Simberg-Höglund is totally unique. It explores the fluid brilliance of the crystal clear glass and reflects the movement and beauty of the natural environment. In their Graal Collection, Ola and Marie combine the craftsmanship of their Swedish heritage with a Pacific flair, creating glass artwork that has earned them worldwide praise.

Each Graal piece is a singular work of art, engraved with its individual title and code, numbered and signed by the artists, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Any Graal piece from this fine collection is an investment that will appreciate in value over time – a true collector’s treasure.

The intricacy of the Graal technique often eludes the untrained eye. Each Graal piece, with its elaborate decoration suspended in several layers of crystal clear glass, can take more than 40 hours to complete. Artistic sensitivity, intuition and great skill are required throughout the long, complicated and risky process. Each stage of the heating and annealing (gradual cooling) cycle generates stress within the different layers of crystal glass and must be carefully controlled.

Making a Graal vessel involves Ola first blowing a small, clear bubble of glass, often no bigger than an egg, and overlaying it with hot coloured glass. This is known as a Graal ‘blank’. A few days later, when the blank has been annealed and cooled, Marie either cut, engrave or etch into the blank through the various layers of colours. This creates patterns and images similar to those created in the Cameo technique (where upper layers are cut away to create a relief design).

The blank is reheated, attached to the blowpipe and coated with more layers of crystal clear glass. Up to five layers can be used on each piece. At this moment the air bubbles are trapped, bringing the individual character and beauty of the handblown glass to life. Ola then blow the vessel into its final enlarged size.

Although appearing deceptively light and delicate to the eye, each finished piece is extremely heavy.