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Sorry/Not Sorry

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:

  1. Sorry in advance for what is about to be a digital storm. (Sorry/not sorry?)
  2. 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.
  3. 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 through the end of August. It only works for items listed in the webshop, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. If you see something you like, grab it quick with coupon code: MEFIRST

Dreamscape 124 by Mira Woodworth

Dreamscape 124

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 124 by Mira Woodworth
Dreamscape 124 by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Dreamscape 124 by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Dreamscape 124 by Mira Woodworth
Dreamscape 123 by Mira Woodworth

Dreamscape 123

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.

Dreamscape 123 by Mira Woodworth
Dreamscape 123 by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Dreamscape 123 by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Dreamscape 123 by Mira Woodworth
Vintage Inspiration Vessel by Mira Woodworth

Vintage Inspiration Vessel

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.

Detail of Vintage Inspiration Vessel by Mira Woodworth
Vintage Inspiration Vessel by Mira Woodworth
Vintage Inspiration Vessel by Mira Woodworth
Dreamscape 122

Dreamscape 122

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 122
Dreamscape 122
Dreamscape 122 detail
Dreamscape 122 detail

Dreamscape 121

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.

Dreamscape 121 by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Dreamscape 121 by Mira Woodworth

I’m Taking the Artist Support Pledge

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 announce this commitment and new shop addition on Instagram. As outlined in the pledge, when I hit the sales threshold, I will pay it forward to another committed artist.

In addition, I will also feature other artists who have committed to the #artistsupportpledge in my Instagram Stories. So, even if you’re not in the market for one of my pieces at this time, I’ll help you find the right piece for you so that you can jump in and help artists pay it forward. You can help me help other artists by sharing it in your feed too!

The sale of this one-of-a-kind art glass piece will be applied to my #artistsupportpledge.

As always, I have so much gratitude for the people and organizations that have supported my passion for melting glass. Seriously . . . thank you.

Commissioned Dreamscape

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.

Detail of Custom Dreamscape Commission by Mira Woodworth
Dreamscape Commission by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Valley Sunset Bowl by Mira Woodworth

Valley Sunset Bowl

This is a one-of-a-kind bowl measuring 16″ diameter. It’s created with reclaimed glass, pigments and variegated metal foil.

I live in the central valley, a rural area of California where the sunsets are spectacular even though I have no view of the ocean. Once in a while, we get a low sunset that picks up an atmospheric brilliance that makes photographs seem like liars.

Valley Sunset Bowl by Mira Woodworth
Valley Sunset Bowl by Mira Woodworth
Detail of Valley Sunset Bowl by Mira Woodworth

Dreamscape 120

Dreamscape 120 is created from reclaimed glass, blue and teal pigments and a bronze toned variegated metal foil. It arrives ready to display in a raw steel stand. Measurements are 20″ wide x 10″ tall.

Dreamscape 120 by Mira Woodworth.
Dreamscape 120 by Mira Woodworth.
Detail of Dreamscape 120 by Mira F Woodworth
Detail of Dreamscape 120 by Mira Woodworth.