Collection by KEEP

Making of the DRIFT Chandelier

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KEEP IS HAND BLOWN IN BROOKLYN, LED BY A MAN WITH SERIOUS SKILLS.
Those skills belong to Adam Holtzinger. Adam’s dedication to the craft of glassblowing is apparent through his passion and love for all things glass, more than 15 years of rigorous practice and his impressive list of clients in the art and design worlds. For more than a decade, Adam prototyped and produced work for prestigious designers Jeremy Pyles of Niche Modern and Lindsey Adelman, among others, and continues to teach and demonstrate around the globe.

DRIFT Chandelier – White glass canes are rolled up over clear glass to begin the pattern...
DRIFT Chandelier – Here you can see more detail of the white glass canes fully rolled up over the clear glass bubble.
DRIFT Chandelier – Adam Holtzinger shown with a fresh gather of clear glass over the top of the white cane...
DRIFT Chandelier – beginning to shape the white cane glass on a clear glass bubble to begin the blowing...
DRIFT Chandelier – Partners Susan Spiranovich + Adam Holtzinger inspect the pattern prior to inflation.
DRIFT Chandelier – perfecting the white cane glass pattern before blowing up the...
DRIFT Chandelier – Adam Holtzinger begins to set up the shape prior to inflating the...
DRIFT Chandelier – inflation of the sphere begins.
DRIFT Chandelier – Partners Susan Spiranovich + Adam Holtzinger inspect the pattern once again now that the piece is...
DRIFT Chandelier – detail of the pattern on the glass blow...
DRIFT Chandelier – Adam Holtzinger is shown getting ready to transfer the piece to another pipe to be able to shape the...
DRIFT Chandelier – Partners Susan Spiranovich + Adam Holtzinger measure the opening for the LED bulb.
DRIFT Chandelier – the piece is completed and ready to anneal (cool down gradually) over night.
Drift Chandelier – detail of the beautiful white cane patterning and the shadows they create.
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