My wife and I are grateful to live on a lake, and be surrounded by water and nature.
The sunsets and sunrises are the energy, and the stimulus that I use when developing my art.
My enamel work is also developed in a similar way from nature.
The glass work is produced with 3 different processes.
One is made from hand pulled murrini, and the other designed from the color patterns of nature and the last is a hybrid of the first 2 processes.
I then form these interpretations into vessels, which are then hand finished.
Enameling and Glass Works
Both require many steps, and time. The end result is magical with the fabulous colors and depth that only glass and enamels can provide.
Enameling requires a metal substrate. This can be gold, silver, or most commonly copper. Once it is fabricated , the enamel (glass) powders are fused on to the metal at very high temperatures, and then cold-worked. I often work fine silver into the enamels at high temperatures.
My Glass vessels are developed with the glass being both the support and the color.
It takes a great deal of time and several long fusing schedules when you work with glass. Each fusing time can be from 24 hours or up to 5 days long.
Some work can requires up to 6 different fusing/cold working steps.
This is done with wet glass saws, and diamond flat laps, sandblasting or hand finishing.
You can read my blogs, to learn more about how this magic happens.
I share a gallery space with the esteemed artist and painter, Patrick Palmer, at Winter Street studio studios, #B9 in Houston, Texas.
We are open on the second Saturday of every month from 12 noon to 5 pm, and by appointment.
Sawyer Yards is a collection of several studio spaces including Winter Street Studios. It brings together the largest collection of working artists, and studios in the United States.
These are elegant glass vessels, that reflect the flowers, shapes and colors, in our garden. They are each alive with divine color and a small bit of attitude. Each vessel is custom formed, with a different shape and final size.
Height dimensions are variable depending on what you wish from 3 inches to 14 inches tall.
Custom orders are now being accepted.
This is simply an amazing work. It is a Hand-formed copper bowl with eutectic fired fine silver and enamel. Finish is matt on the outside 6x4. A collectors item!
This is a large glass vessel made from custom hand pulled Murrini and color. The hues in this amazing work reflect the elegance of sunrises and sunsets. The murrini portion relates to the flow of the water in the wind.
This vessel has an Elegant thin iris rim.
Size 7 inches wide by 9 inches tall.
This vessel is food safe and will stand on its own. It comes with a brass stand.
This is a large custom murrini Vessel that reflects the colors and movement you experience swimming in the Sea. The vessel has an elegant thin rim. The interplay of color and the murrini is magical.
The vessel is 7 inches wide by 9 inches tall and is food safe. It will stand on its own.
It also comes with a brass stand.
This hand formed murrini vessel reflects a gentle walk thru the woods.
It combines 2 different murrini's that are both hand made. The different murrini's react with the green/gold color center panels, in a way that reflects walking thru the woods. The 2 different murrini on the sides express the way light filters thru the forest and finally reaches each side of a tree. There is a subtle gold sparkle to the tree trunk.
This is a large vessel with and elegant thin rim.
7 inches by 9 inches tall.
It is food safe and will stand on its own.
It also comes with a custom brass stand
I am producing new vessels all the time. My studio also does custom commissions.
New Murrini vessels are being developed. Each one is individual,
Wonderful emotion and color . A 12 x12 panel with a 6x6 enamel panel mounted in the center of a pvc board. Copper is enameled and eutectic fired fine silver. The back has a copper hole cover over a hole in the pvc board, so these will hang on a nail.
This large Iris vessel and custom made brass's stand were donated to the Bejeweled Auction for the The Center for Success and independence, in Houston.
The Center for Success and Independence (TCSI) is an adolescent residential and intensive outpatient treatment center providing evidence-based therapy for teens with substance abuse and mental health issues.
In times of crisis and challenge, we give teens and their families a place to turn to for help, putting them on the road to recovery.
The Auction is in Houston on February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm. Contact them to place a bid.
So glad to support such a great cause.
10.5 tall x10wide x10 wide
This large vessel will sit on its own or in the stand.
This is an engraved glass vessel with an attitude. The name says it all. Wonderful yellow, whites and black vessel with thin rim.
5 x 5 inches. Each vessel is different.
Food safe as the interior is coated with clear glass.
please allow 2 weeks for production when out of stock.
This is a large vessel that reflects the colors of skies and sunsets I have seen in the Texas sky. The colors used includes blues, yellow, salmons, with accents of orange and yellow and greens. All the fabulous colors that nature provides.
The vessel is 8.5 inches tall and 7 inches wide. It has a beautiful, cold worked, thin organic rim. It has a sandblasted finish and the inside is capped in clear glass to prevent any chemical reactions with the glass.
It also comes with a custom brass stand.
Brighten your day with a sensuous pastel flower vase. Each one is different. Combine them, or give them to your favorite friend(s). Hand finished organic thin rims. Not designed for food products. Each one is different in both height and the way to top is finished.
Each vessel is custom formed, with a different shape and final size. They require 2 firings in the kiln, and then a fair amount of cold working.
2 inches wide x 3 to 7inches tall.
Please contact me to check for availability of those in stock.
When the current inventory is gone.. I will produce
new vessels, but that takes 2 to 3 weeks production time
Deep Purple vessels are 100 dollars, due to the gold used to produce the glass.
This is a very large vessel that reflects the shape and colors of tulips in my garden. It has a very thin rim and the inside of the vessel is food safe, as it has a clear layer fused to the glass. The flow of the colors reflects the wind movement thru your garden, and elegant design. This vessel has a very fine organic rim. This would be a fabulous vessel to add to your collection.
14 x 11 x 9 inches high
The lines and colors of this vessel are a reflection of a sunrise. This is a fabulous engraved glass vessel that reflects the colors and patterns of nature. It is able to be free standing by itself, and also comes with a custom fabricated sterling silver stand. The vessel itself is 4 inches by 6 1/2 inches wide. With the stand it stands 9.5 inches tall by 7 inches at the base . It has a beautiful thin organic rim. Sandblasted and sealed exterior and interior. Not safe for food products.
Price includes the custom sterling silver stand.
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