Hostetter said, "The imagination is really fired when one considers the many interesting and useful properties of glass. It is as brilliant as a diamond, as fiery as an opal, as colorful as the rainbow, light and delicate as a spider's web, or as huge and massive as a twenty-ton mirror, fragile as an egg shell or as strong as steel. Truly, it can be said that glass is the unusual material; without it, we would return to the Dark Ages. With it, science and civilization moves on.
I love the challenge and sense of accomplishment I got from having an idea in my head and being able to bring it to life (on good days). With glass, Learning how to manipulate and work a material while never physically touching it is fascinating to me.
This specific series is inspired by vintage lace and doily patterns. I’ve always been drawn to the vintage style and really love all of the old intricate patterns. The patterns on these pieces are sand carved into the glass.
Glass is such a serious & complex material to work with I try my best to work my whimsey and goofy style into every piece. Each of these terrariums has their own unique miniature world on the inside