I seriously love commissions. I view each one as a collaboration and try to include my client in the creative process as much as possible. So when a client contacted me to commission a special piece for her home, I was excited to help out. In this case, my client was re-decorating a space and wanted the perfect finishing touch. We worked together on the size, shape, and texture before hammering out the final coloration of the piece. We were so pleased with how it turned out. The multiple blue tones are incredibly aquatic.
A finished commission for a remodel in Michigan, this piece is large at 26″ wide by 16″ tall. Created with reclaimed glass, pigments, and variegated copper foils.
Recently, I was commissioned to make a rainbow bowl for an enchanting cabin in the woods. (I know it is enchanting because I got to see photos of it.) After the commission was underway, it was cancelled in favor of a larger bowl already in stock. I was relieved at the change of course since I was juggling one too many plates (or, in this case, bowls.) Once things settled down, I finished the design of the bowl and turned it into a limited production piece. Why didn’t I think of a rainbow bowl before? Rainbows tend to mean different things to different people. For me, it reminds me of my time as a pre-teen when rainbows and unicorns adorned almost all my worldly possessions, especially my sticker collection. It represents a time of innocence, just before life came on in full force. Whatever a rainbow means to you, I hope you’ll join me in appreciating the uniqueness in this bowl, and the uniqueness in anyone else who might also appreciate it.
Newly finished commission, shipped out today. This large table top sculpture measures 15″ tall and 30″ wide and features Mediterranean green, black and variegated copper foil. It sits in a custom steel stand.