The history of Blue TierDrop:
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 Aerial with two of its corners smashed. Jack decided to turn the accident into another beautiful creation. Jack envisioned a different piece from what was left of the Aerial as it was lying on the floor. He curved the corners into a flowing droplet and beveled the top of the piece. The Blue TierDrop was born, sparkling like the stars on a clear blue night. Jack had turned a negative into a happy accident! The Blue Tierdrop features a beautiful accent of blue starfire glass.
Storms then cuts, grinds, polishes and laminates the glass together. Then he encases the core into optical crystal and hand sculpts each piece. Each one of his original pieces of fine art glass sculptures takes anywhere from 6 to 24 weeks to finish. The 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.
He executes his colors by layering dichroic glass through optic crystal in multiple different layers each angled differently to catch light. The different colors of dichroic glass come from the materials he uses gold, silver, magnesium and copper. Those all create a color when illuminated and stacked on top of each other. The color spectrum comes from the different luminosity of light and temperatures of light. If you were to put two different light sources on the piece at one given time it would increase the colors in the piec. He also uses spectrum glass in the hilt of some of his pieces such as rose green, purple, and blue.