Looking Glass sculpture Ertle the Turtle never rushes and he likes to take his time. Ertle is rather shy and fearful of making any sudden movements, worried it may result with him tipping over onto his back. He is a wobbly turtle and tends to end up stranded on his shell. He often relies on the kindness of friends to flip him back over. Ertle was born on June 6, 2011. Each tiny sculpture comes in a clear plastic case with a magnifying glass cap. Sculpture is very small, approximately 3/4 inch.
Looking Glass sculptures are hand crafted using glass rods. They are heated and melted by a gas-powered torch. The torch worker has a high degree of control over how soft the glass becomes, as a result they're able to create pieces with immaculate detail and complexity.