Diana Hobson began working in pâte de verre in the 1970s, and her experiments with the technique have helped other artists to employ it in new ways. Her interest in pâte de verre was to be able to make it as thin and transparent as possible. Her vessels are characterized by their diminutive size and careful, almost obsessive, placement and control of colour. She often combines her cast glass forms with copper and stone, literally bonding her precious and delicate forms to ancient elements found in nature.
(From the Corning Museum of Glass website, 2010)