These mesmerizing little bowls resemble glittering geodes from the depths of the earth. Glass artist Jess Panza creates them using a French technique called pâte de verre (literally: glass paste). Finely crushed glass is mixed with a binding material and applied to a mold, and then fired in a kiln so that it melts just enough to form a unified shape, retaining the sparkling, uneven surface of the crushed glass on the inside of the vessel.
The Coquille Bowls measure roughly 2" in diameter and 1" high. We like them displayed on their own, as objects of curiosity and wonder. Add them to an arrangement of geodes and raw gemstones, and marvel at the similarities. You could also use them to display small treasures or rings. Please note that these vessels are quite fragile, and should be handled with care.