Black Widow | 2023 Pumpkin of the Year

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The Black Widow: a Paradigm to Glassblowing

The Black Widow spider, a creature of both fascination and fear, an archetype of nature's sophisticated design. With her glossy ebony armor and crimson hourglass marking, she embodies the duality of beauty and danger.

Beneath her sleek exterior lies a predator, armed with venomous fangs that speak of lethal prowess. Despite her unnerving arsenal, she rarely poses a threat to humans, preferring her docile nature to retreat rather than confront.

Although timid, the Black Widow harnesses a maternal side employing her to fiercely guard her eggs. This tender instinctual care stands in stark contrast to her reputation as a symbol of threat. Her silk, prized for its strength and elasticity, attests to her affinity for precision and patience.

The Black Widow symbolizes resilience. In her subtle, calculated movements, one can discern a creature finely attuned to her environment. Thriving in a range of habitats, from deserts to forests, she adapts to diverse conditions, epitomizing the indomitable spirit of life.

In contemplating the Black Widow, we encounter both mystery and majesty. Her existence invites us to peer into the intricacies of the natural world, urging us to appreciate the profound value within the seemingly fearsome. The Black Widow serves a role and she is a reminder that even the most intimidating species have their place in the intricate tapestry of life. 


Handblown glass pumpkins for the whimsically enchanted and elegant mind.

With their plump shapes, tall stems, and swirly, curly vines, our pumpkins become magical additions to your home or garden.

CHECK OUT MY BOTTOM! Designed with an open bottom to include a battery-operated tealight or twinkle lights, further enhancing the coloring details of each unique piece.

*Tealight or twinkle lights included!

As each piece is handblown, sizes are approximate (w x h):

Round: 6" x 10.5"

Squatty: 7" x 8.5"

Gourd: 5.5" x 13.5" 

Mini: 3.25" x 4.25"