Swedish overlay is a technique created in Orrefors in the early 1900’s.
It’s a challenging technique which creates a fine layer of colour on the outside on the piece. We fuse two coloured bubbles together (colour on the inside of the bubble, cased in clear glass) and then turn one of them inside out.
There’s one way to get it right and thousands of ways to get it very wrong. Happily, Stephen has is down and is making some beautiful forms and overlaying some beautiful colours which we plan to present later this summer.