All posts tagged: reclaimed home decor

New Gallerist in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

I’m happy to write that my work is now carried at the original (and first) gallery in Eau Clare: Bframed Gallery. Since 1976, B~Framed Galleries Fine Art & Custom Framing has brought the most distinguished craftsmanship and international fine art to the Chippewa Valley Located in the heart of historic downtown Eau Claire, the two-story gallery features a combination of Wisconsin & international artists, local photography, and an ever-changing collection of 3D artwork. Cynthia Wing-Reed313 S Barstow StreetEau Claire, WI 54701(715) 832-4476 (phone) Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 5pm Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm Monday: Appointments Online Closed on Sunday If you are in the area, please stop by and thank Cynthia for finding my work. Here’s a preview of some of the work that is in the Gallery. Cynthia can also help you with acquiring other work(s) or commissioning a custom piece for your space.

Blush Bowl

A client loved the original of this bowl, which is finished in a silver-toned metallic. Her home interior featured lush golden tones, so she asked if the metallic could be changed to coordinate with her interior. Of course! This commissioned blush bowl is the lovely result. 11″ diameter.

Orchard Vessel

This textural vessel is organic yet elegantly versatile with its Mediterranean green, bits of blue, and rose gold finish. The piece is created from reclaimed glass and finished in pigment and metallic foil. Each piece undergoes an extensive multi-step process, taking approximately two weeks to create.

Marigold Bowl

Just like the well-loved Marigold flower bloom, this bowl symbolizes beauty, warmth, creativity, a drive to succeed. Perfect as a gift, or to set out and be reminded of your own values. The vessel is created from reclaimed glass and is finished in orange and yellow pigments and variegated metal foil. It measures 10″ diameter.

Swirls of Cobalt Transport to Another World

When I was a kid, I loved The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The drama was pretty good, but my favorite thing was the Wardrobe. The whole idea of stepping through a secret door to another world was intriguing and delightful. And I’ll admit, the idea intrigues me to this day. I still check closets for secret doors. (Sorry to report, none yet.) That’s why I’m so interested in creating portals to the beyond, like this one: Swirls of cobalt and teal promise the adventure of another place. Another time. The metallic silver throws reflections of yourself, just on the other side, looking back. It’s like you can see the shape of yourself in another dimension waiving, “C’mon over, it’s fantastic here.” This piece is 22″ in diameter. It’s permanently framed in a coordinating silver-toned frame. Available via ArtfulHome.

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 …

Oblong Vessel in Sky Blue

This piece was created in the heat of the summer, as represented in the firey pink and copper variegated metallic below. Viewed from above, this elevated oblong vessel is a cool pool, ready for a deep dive. Measuring 16 x 6 x 7, this textural piece invites to you immerse. Finished with a reclaimed red cedar stand.