Big Announcement! I have added a gift shop to my website. <start celebration> I’m super excited about it, so I hope you don’t mind if I stop writing for a second and do a little celebration dance. (woop woop!) </end celebration> On with the details! In my day-to-day, I make a lot of small things while I wait for the kiln to run on larger projects. For example, instead of making test tiles, I often make small jewelry pieces to test out colors and ideas. It’s a fun outlet. So, I’ve decided to add them to a small gift shop on my site. The shop will not carry any of my gallery work – you’ll still find all of those pieces where you usually do. Instead, the gift-shop will only feature items that are not available for wholesale. To get there, you can follow the “Gift Shop” Link, click on the image link, or look for the shop link on social media. Working hard to add more items all the time. See you there?
Inspired by the textural nature of the churning sea, Harbor Vessel is created with the deepest teal blue possible. Experiencing the depth in this piece is like looking down into the ocean from the side of boat. There are shadows and glints of light deep down beneath the surface. Harbor View Vessel is 14″ in diameter and 4″ tall. It is created with reclaimed glass, pigments and variegated metal foil.
Oh boy, buckle up your digital seat belts because your inbox/facebook feed/IG is about to be blasted with loads of reclaimed glass offerings. Here’s why: Each month, I’m dedicating time to update and refinish my “art business infrastructure.” And this month? It’s a full force effort in to fixing up my website. I’m ready to admit I’ve let it fall behind under the guise that I am going to move it to another platform. But, after some research, I’ve realized that all it really needs is some extra effort. So . . . here’s what you should know right now: Sorry in advance for what is about to be a digital storm. (Sorry/not sorry?) I will also be updating new jewelry and other small items into the webshop. It’s okay if you’ve never noticed it – I never really announced it because I built it as a beta test. To apologize for the imminent e-blizzard and to thank you for reading this far, I’m offering an additional 25% off all items listed in the webshop …
Dreamscape 124 is a dreamy landscape of sky blue, a hint of plum, and metallic sheen. It is created from reclaimed glass, pigments and variegated metal foil. It will arrive ready to display with a raw steel stand. Dimensions of Dreamscape 124 are 21″ wide by 9″ tall.
Dreamscape 123 is created from reclaimed glass, black and blue pigments and variegated metal foil. It arrives ready to display in a raw steel stand. Dimensions are 19″ wide x 9″ tall.
The colors in the bowl are inspired by the vintage coral and turquoise jewelry that was popular in the 1940’s. I have always loved this color combination and have created several dreamscape sculptures in this colorway. This one-of-a-kind piece has the feel of a mid century koi pond. Created with reclaimed glass, pigments and silver-toned foil. 16″ Diameter.
Dreamscape 122 is created with reclaimed glass, teal and plum pigments and variegated metal in bronze tone. It arrives ready to display in a custom raw steel stand. Dreamscape 122 Measures 20″ wide x 9.25″ tall.
Dreamscape 121 is a personal favorite. The turquoise and green feel like a spring morning. The piece is created from reclaimed glass, pigments, variegated foil and raw steel. Dreamscape 121 Measures 18″ wide by 9″ tall.
Have you heard of the Artist Support Pledge? It was started by Matthew Burrows.org to help artists during the pandemic. The idea is simple: artists will post affordable pieces on instagram, and when the sales threshold has been met, artists commit to using a percentage of the sales proceeds to purchase artwork from other artists who have committed to the pledge. The result of the pledge is that one sale will support many artists. Like Everyone, Artists are Struggling In the US at least, most artists are not qualifying for economic aid designated for small business owners. Even as I write this post, the highly publicized expanded unemployment benefits have not been set up. Artists are struggling, and at this point, there is no clear end in sight. But, the #artistsupportpledge is something we can do right now. Here is my commitment: All sales made through my online gift shop of small and studio sale items will count toward the threshold. I am committed to adding more small pieces in the following weeks. I will …
This Dreamscape sculpture was commissioned by an interior designer for a built-in niche in a residence in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. When I first saw the photograph of the niches, I was dazzled by the rich red wood cabinets. They reminded me of a mid century yacht. The colors of this dreamscape were based upon one I had previously made, but the size and depth were customized to suit the new owner’s space. It was a perfect match. In the end, the designer paired my custom glass sculpture with a few blown glass pieces by other artists creating a visual presentation of texture, light, and metallic shimmer. Overall, this custom piece measures 24″ wide by 10″ tall.