The design process begins with drawings and etchings
Soma light sculptures are made using 2mm thick glass filaments
The glass is manufactured in Italy in many colors and transparencies
The glass filaments are woven and entwined using lampworking technology
It is a very meticulous and time consuming process. Glass artists Eytan Hall and Anna Gautier are the masters of this work. Eytan and Anna work according to Ayala Serfaty's designs, while incorporating their own individual interpretations.
Various configurations of Soma are constructed over hand made ceramics or stainless steel bases
The ceramic base is made according to Ayala Serfaty's design, which is in tune with the ceramics artist's particular style and technique. The light source is from compact fluorescent bulbs.
When the glass structure is completed, it is encased in a polymer membrane-like web
The colors of glass filaments seep through the skin, as well as the inner depth of the piece.