Colorful glass snail sculptures
If real snails were as gorgeous as these, no one would ever offer them a beer. Seriously, these are large, colorful pieces. The snails' bodies have a mottled look because of the layers of crushed glass melted into the surface. The shells are decked out intricate lines of complementary colors. The body is about 4 to 4 1/2 inches long, depending on how the critter posed. The distance from the flat bottom to the top of the shell is about 1 3/4 inches. The most common color schemes are tans and browns, reds, greens, sunset purples and polychromatic. Examples are shown below.