The hand-painted Fan rocks glass is a is a short (3.5 inches tall) stemless glass used for serving an alcoholic beverage, such as whisky, with ice cubes "on the rocks". It is also sometimes referred to as an "old fashioned" glass.
The rocks glass has a wide brim (2.75 inches wide) and a thick base so that the non-liquid ingredients of a cocktail can be mashed using a small muddler before the main liquid ingredients are added.
The artist uses wispy, bold strokes of color against a hand-frosted glass. Fan is an elegant design for all seasons!
I’ve often been told I should have named this design “feather”. When I created this design, I was thinking of the fans made of feathers - colorful and playful. Not the electric fans we see all over in the summer time moving the hot humid air or the throngs of people surrounding a superstar, it was much simpler than all that. The fans of days gone by, when ladies wore gowns to dinner and everyday activities were of a grander scale. The elegance in daily use.
By the way, this is my mother’s favorite design. Whenever she needs a gift for a special occasion, she calls me to paint “something in Fan” for her.