The history of the Phoenix:
Fortunately, two of Jack Storms most popular glass sculptures came to life by accident. While working on an Aerial, a studio accident happened and left the Aerials tip shattered to pieces. Instead of getting frustrated at the situation, Jack envisioned a different piece from what was left of the Aerial as it was lying on the studio floor. The Phoenix had risen from the crystal pieces to show us its colorful and vibrant form. Jack designed it to perfection and it has become one of his most popular pieces.
Each of the Phoenix cold glass sculptures starts at the core. Jack then cuts, grinds, polishes and laminates the glass together, hundreds of times; until he achieves the core design he aspires for. He then encases the core into optical crystal and hand sculpts each piece to shape. Each one of his glass sculptures takes anywhere from six to twenty four weeks to create and all of his artworks are original pieces of fine art. All Storms glass sculptures are designed using a cold-working lathe. There is no heat involved in the process. The materials used on each one of Jack Storms glass sculptures are 32% optical lead crystal, optical crystal and dichroic glass.