Item No. 2006
By casing the interior with a gather of crystal clear glass we are able to sculpt an ocean tempest.
The clear glass refracts the decorative elements creating a nearly unlimited variety of images as you turn the design.
Look at the last image below and you will see a lightning bolt refraction viewed through a bubble within the design.
The Tempest is inspired by a midnight crossing we made to the Channel Islands under a full moon.
A storm was building in the north that made its presence known around 1:00 am.
Strong winds blew the clouds and sea into wispy streaks called Mare's Tails that raced across the ocean and night sky illuminated by the moon.
The return crossing was made under power because our sails were blown to tatters.
When we made landfall there were eighteen boats of various sizes washed up on the beach from that first