Author: Mira

Syrah Vessel

This textural vessel is organic yet elegantly versatile with its rich coloration and metallic finish. The piece is created from reclaimed glass and finished in opaque oxblood burgundy and smoky black charcoal. This is a limited production design that measures 11″ in diameter and 3″ tall.

Finished Commission for Essex, Connecticut

This custom commission was for a builder/designer that specializes in rehabbing historical homes. Where most designers would have torn down the structure to build a cape cod, this designer chose to take on the challenge of renovating and showcasing how the home could fit in to the neighborhood. The designer was faced with the restoration and redesign of a 1945 midcentury modern/Frank Lloyd Wright prairie house. His aim was to keep the architecture in keeping with the home’s roots, while creating a modern and flowing interior. When he came to me to create the centerpiece of the living area, we discussed many concepts. In the end, we settled on the idea of creating a flowing piece that references the neighborhood’s proximity to the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. We should bronze metallic highlights on the side edges of the triptych to flow into the space that was finished in a color called Natural Linen. The finished piece is the culmination of two months worth of studio work. The piece is composed of multiple layers …

15th Anniversary Salon Exhibition

I’m pleased to invite you to visit the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts’ 15th Anniversary Salon Exhibit. The Show will run from September 25th through December 18, 2021. Opening Reception: Saturday, 9/25, 6:30-8:30 Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 9, 12-1:30Special Event: Saturday, November 20, TBA Location: Tracy Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Avenue, Tracy, CA 95376, 209-831-6278 All events are free and open to the public. This celebratory, salon-style exhibition is a special event in recognition of the 15th Anniversary Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. My work has been included with over 40 invited artists that are featured in this fun and unique presentation across the Galleries. I hope to see you there!

Commission for Arizona Residence

What a pleasure to complete this custom triptych dreamscape sculpture for a private residence in Arizona. The commission was coordinated by Cobalt Gallery, arguably the best contemporary art gallery in Arizona. Cobalt has two locations, both in Tubac. Over all the sculpture is made with three pieces in separate stands that measures 38″ wide. The clients also opted for a coordinating 16″ diameter vessel for their table top. Both pieces can be seen where they permanently reside in the next image. What a gorgeous space.

Smithsonian Craft-Optimism 2021

I’m soooo soooo (soooo) excited to be announcing that my work has been accepted into Smithsonian’s Craft-Optimism, a curated, climate-conscious makers’ market. It was no easy feat to be included, so I consider it a great honor. Each of the 100+ artists had to be nominated to enter, then pass through a rigorous jury prior to acceptance. The result? The best of the best in beautifully-made, handcrafted American goods that educate the public about climate change or inspire or model a sustainable response to climate change. It’s the FIRST show of its kind. The show is being produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the same committee that organizes the well-known Smithsonian Craft Shows.) Proceeds of the event support grants to the Smithsonian. Visit CraftOptimism.si.edu to view the craft categories and pre-register to see the show at Bidsquare.com. More details will follow, but until then, you can print off the flyer (below). Also, Please sign up for my newsletter if you’d like early access to viewing the entire show. I will be allowed to invite a …

Finished Commission

The first commission for 2021 is now complete! This triptych was created for a new Women’s Health Center near Chicago, IL. The work will be prominently displayed in the main floor lobby, right behind the information desk. This commission took the entire month to create. It consists of mounted reclaimed glass, pigments, and foils.

New Gallery: Cobalt Fine Arts

I’m excited to announce a new gallery is representing my work: Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery in Tubac, Arizona. Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery is a celebration of southwest contemporary art and the visions and perspective of the artists that live here.  Founded in 2002 by a grandfather-mother-daughter trio, Cobalt Gallery has grown from a family passion project into one of the leading art galleries in Arizona.  A long-standing part of Tubac’s historic art community, Cobalt focuses on painting as well as art glass, ceramics, jewelry and high-quality craft. Each piece has a distinctive take on color and dimension, providing visitors with rich visual and emotional experiences. This rich curated mix of fine art, jewelry and gifts is a must-see for collectors and art enthusiasts alike. Much of Cobalt’s emergence can be credited to majority partner and director Mesia Hachadorian (pronounced Meesha). She is an art lover who comes from a family of artists and has studied with curators in Florence, Tuscany, Rome and Venice. Her keen eye for color and fine detail, as well as her love for art, …