All posts tagged: reclaimed glass art

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.

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.

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.