My current art inventories on the website are all available to ship for the holidays!!!
I am adding an exciting new collection of drop ring vessels in the new year.
I will be taking a few weeks off to rehab after a knee replacement, after Thanksgiving.
I expect to be back in the studio after the new year.
Our family lost a beloved pet and a Mother, this year.
I decided to develop a way to keep them close. It's a wonderful way to celebrate life, and the ever-presence of a family member or pet in our hearts.
These are custom made glass rock/geodes which incorporate a small amount of your family member's or pet's ashes directly into the fused glass. Colors are all customizable. Rock size varies. 3x5x3 is the average size
Larger sizes are available for an additional cost. Rocks can be made to glow in the dark or not. Small inclusion bubbles are part of art glass and add interest. These cannot be avoided.
Each one is unique and a personal treasure. We only use a 15 cc vial of ashes. What is not used will be returned to you, along with you new rememberance. These can be displayed inside your home or placed outside in your garden.
The Production time variies. The average is 6-12 weeks, as this is a time consuming process with multiple steps and firings, that uses a fair amount of glass. Each comes with it's own brass stand.
Email me and we can get one, or several designed for you.
Light boxes are available.
In everything I do in life I believe in challenging the status quo by thinking, living, and exploring life outside the 'traditional' box. Life never follows a straight line. and is full of new challenges.
I encourage you to visit my online collections, view my work at exhibitions and shows and subscribe to my personal "how-to" art blog.
My work evolves from images and experiences I have from living close to nature.
I then develop my designs in glass be creating Murrini that I hand pull. I am adding another line of drop ring vessels created from my photography after the new year.
It then is cold worked and back into the kiln(s). It takes a great deal of time and several long fusing schedules up to 45 hours each. 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 fo learn more about how this happens.
Each work conveys my artistic reflection.
I can develop a similar work if what you fancy is sold or not available.
Each work is signed and cannot be copied.
Complex Murrini Drop ring Vessel . This work is a reflection of light from water.
It has 2 different types of custom made Murrini that are then fused into a blank. Then an eccentric drop ring technique is used to produce the sculpture.
This is a large vessel 13.5 inched long by 6 inches wide and 6 inches tall with over 7 pounds of glass. I took many hours of work, as well as six 40 hour firings, extensive cold work with diamonds, and finally a fire polished firing to complete the interior finish and the work.
It takes about 4-8 weeks to produce a similar version.
Unfortunately this one is not available. Contact me if you wish to order a similar item. More to come !!!!
Feather and shells is a reflection of walking along the beach at sunrise ... and the surprises you find. Feathers, shells and other joys.
Drop ring murrini vase
5inches x8 inches tall
Murrini drop ring vase
This a very large vase. It colors reflect those in the ocean and the bottom is a reflection of the flowers on the sea floor. An unexpected surprise.
8.0 inches tall x 7inches wide. 4.5 pounds of Glass
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