This elegant design makes a stunning addition to your decor. 'Cold working’ glass is labor intensive and uses methods used to adjust the surface of the glass after it is blown. Techniques such as engraving floral patterns, cutting and polishing facets and ‘Battuto’ are added skills used to compliment the glass after it is cooled. ‘Battuto’ is an Italian technique, meaning to ‘strike’, or ‘hammer’. Using a glass engraving lathe, Steve creates multiple ‘strikes’ against a diamond or stone wheel to create new light refraction, and texture to the glass. A finished ‘Battuto’ bowl or vase may contain thousands of ‘cuts’ and weeks of work.This unique skill is achieved by hand carving the design into the surface of the vase. Great for home decor or gifting. This piece is made to serve a utilitarian purpose and let it be a reminder of how important it is to give unconditionally and receive with grace.