Reflective and radiant, “Reflectors” are the capturers of light. A brilliant glow is deeply reflected with the finely molded center of the indent creating a prism of color from the ornaments surrounding it. Considered one of the oldest and most traditional styles of Christmas ornaments, reflectors are also one of the most difficult styles for a glassblower to master. Reflectors are both a wonder of creation and a celebration of the joyful Christmas spirit. In days gone by, reflectors were also referred to as the “witch’s eye”, to ward off evil spirits.
Often called "Fantasy Pieces" or "Museum Pieces," ornaments such as this reflect the traditional methods of days gone by. These ornaments are the result of knowledge, concentration, dexterity and love of detail.
Only a master blower can coax the thin glass into such unusual shapes; only expert hands can paint with finesse to add the intricate details necessary. This special glass ornament is a work of art, an exquisite tribute to the past.