EMPRESS BARBARA COLLECTION OF CHALICES
Chalices and goblets symbolize the spirituality, intelligence and beauty of Empress Barbara. The Empress brought the curious spirit of alchemists, astrology and metaphysical experiments into the dark medieval ages. Already back then she was researching parapsychological phenomena to explore the path to spiritual dimensions, hidden in the human soul.
The collection is made from hand blown glass in the technique of mesh glass and symbolises the “Holy Grail” – it is a study of human spirit and immortality of the soul. The natural cobalt colour releases positive cosmic energy and vibrates it into the fluid we consume. The Empress Barbara goblet with the image of Barbara turns into an alchemical experiment.
Measurements: h = 35 cm – cup, h = 25 cm – medium, h = 18 cm - wine
Materials: blue unleaded glass, gilded
I was drawn to the medieval story of a beautiful, young maiden, who had to marry a European emperor, and yet later started to study science and alchemy, which were at the time forbidden.