Naked Nassau Glasses
5-6 inches tall
Recently celebrating its 45th anniversary, Sirius Glassworks is one of the longest running art-glass studios in Canada. The studio has been making handblown vessel work since 1976. Sirius is a family run business based on the styling of master glassmaker Peter Gudrunas. Using traditional methods first developed over 2000 years ago, Peter is an artisan working in an ancient medium, forming contemporary glass that is prized for its classic beauty. Peter collaborates with his daughter Iris Fraser-Gudrunas who designs contemporary iterations influenced by vintage Sirius designs. The decoration for the Nassau series draws heavily on chance and experimentation by recycling 'failed' pieces within the studio. Work that cannot be sold is reused after it is crushed into shards and rolled onto new work. It is then shaped with hand tools made of wood and steel while the glass is molten.