Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ratin Bottle, No. 2

Guess what I found on eBay? A piece of paper from the RATIN Corporation which discusses the breakage of a bottle of Ratin. Oh yes, by the way - Ratin is Rat Poison.

I've done the bottle once before, and now that I've found a piece of Ratin paper, I'm going to do it again. Actually, the Ratin bottle that I did was the very first piece of old paper that I posted here, and rather than look back at that post (for which I got zero comments), I'm posting the image of the finished piece that found a new home during the Western Heritage Artists show in March of this year.

The bottle is an example of what is called 'whittled' glass. The color is spectacular, and I'm headed to my desk to work on it.


  1. I can't wait to see your new work!

    Zero comments? Hard to believe...but look how far you've come since then (69 followers!).

  2. It's a beautiful bottle. I love the letter too - what great customer service.

  3. I tried to imagine working on this glass and would find it difficult today. I have lots of problems I never used to have and what was once pretty easy for me, is not next to impossible. Hang on to your gift as long as you can, it is hell when it is gone. You do masterful work and have created a niche for your art that most never have found.

  4. Dave,
    All of your artwork is grand, but I do have a special place in my heart for works of glass. Beautiful.