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Designs are sandblasted giving each piece a frosted look and soft touch. All glasses are designed and decorated in Kathryn’s studio just south of San Francisco. Handmade in the USA.
Sara and Michael Beames combine the ancient art of fused (kiln fired) glass with cast pewter, aluminum, and wood, to create contemporary, yet, classic, elegant Jewish ritual objects for Chanukah, Passover, Shabbat, Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, home accessories, and gifts. Special Collections include an ornament for the White House, Washington DC (now in the Clinton Library), and an Eternal Flame sculpture for the Kingston City Hall, Kingston. Handmade in the USA.
Minutely detailed frames created entirely by hand are individually cast using fiber-reinforced gypsum cement providing a structurally strong, relatively light mirror. Each frame is hand detailed and finished with four to six layers of metallic pigment resulting in rich patinaed finishes which appear to look and feel like metal.
Brian Andreas, creator of Storypeople, has gone off on a new adventure, which he does from time to time. His new business creation is called Brian Andreas Studio. He is an artist and storyteller extraordinaire with international recognition. Brian's new prints are pearls of wisdom and witty humor, that are wonderfully illustrated with Brian's whimsical, colorful drawings. They will make you think, pause, wonder, laugh, and reflect on life. Everyday experiences turn into moments of inspiration for Brian as he weaves thoughtful stories about them. His light hearted perceptions and writings are truly enlightening.
Storypeople prints are Brian's original stories, which continue to inspire and grow.
Carolyn's Art Glass, formerly known as Gazelle Art Glass, hand blown salt & pepper shakers are made from Pyrex glass. Whimsical sculptural imagery includes: animals, plants, & abstract forms, dragonflies, pigs, cactus, fish, flamingos, cranes, cats, bats, bears, owls, airplanes, elephants, frogs, snowman, dogs, penguins, and more.
Cricket Forge benches are eye catching conversation pieces and surprisingly comfortable. These sturdy, whimsically artistic pieces work very well on decks, sunroom, porches, patios, etc. Minimal maintenance - wash with mild soap and water to remove environmental grime. Their metal furniture will endure many lifetimes. Handmade in the USA.
Crystal Postighone makes hand blown glass pendants with a variety of colors and shapes that are perfect for over a counter, tables, living rooms, bed rooms, halls, entertainment rooms, and all home and commercial interiors. Handmade in the USA.
Duane finds joy creating mixed media, fun, elegant, and whimsical wall clocks, made with acid washed metals, painted wood, handmade papers, found objects, paint and various artistic techniques. Handmade in the USA.
Each window panel is unique and holds Edel's signature style of "lace leadwork". Mixing lead and glass stones, Edel creates a style that could only be called medieval expressionism. Using a large palette of different shapes of colored glass and bevels, panels are individually laid out on the work table. Handmade in the USA.
Add a cozy ambience to any room as you delight in the quality of craftsmanship and the comfort of it's warm glow. Only the highest quality brass hardware is used to ensure years of performance and durability. Wood finishes are simply hand rubbed with oil and wax to let the wood develop a beautiful, rich, natural patina. Handmade in the USA.
Julie and Ken Girardini, of Girardini Design, hand fabricate steel to create clocks, mirrors, vases, furniture, tables, table lamps, beds. sculptural panels, fireplace fronts, candlesticks, art, and more. They use cold finished steel that has been cut, welded, ground and coated with a lacquer finish to protect the surface. Handmade in the USA.
The artworks by Ingela Noren and Daniel Grant are hand painted on wood. As taught by an old master in Stockholm, they first apply an under layer of sealing stain or paint. They then mix pigment with a milk-based glaze and apply it using brushes, combs, sponges, fists and fingers! At the end a final varnish is applied to protect the work and create a lovely finish. They impart elegance with a Deco air. Handmade in the USA.
Jean and Tom Heffernan create these artistic, handwoven mirrors. Their work is about color and light. The mirrors 'reflect' energy into a room. Using copper and steel, that is treated with heat and chemicals, they hand weave these patina metal strips into eye stopping, colorful works of art.
Jake Pfeifer takes pride in his handmade art. Jake creates art glass using traditional Italian, Swedish and contemporary techniques that reflect a personal glass art style of his own expression and design. Each piece receives his dedication to uncompromising quality. Hot Glass Alley is proud of their reputation for excellence and consistency. Handmade in the USA.
Jamie Barthel is a master piece of reverse painting on glass. The beautiful display of light and color it creates is sure to become a focal point of conversation. This highly specialized art form has been around for centuries. Only a handful of artists worldwide have carried on the trade secret techniques used to produce this unique and beautiful art form. Each piece is an original work of art that is signed and numbered, and includes a certificate of authenticity. Handmade in the USA.
J Devlin, Kathy Gustafson, produces Tiffany Style, Mission Style, and Modern Style stained glass lamps. The warm glow and architectural designs make these lamps a wonderful addition to any room, or decoration style from traditional to modern. This is an art form from the past that she hopes everyone enjoys today!
Jim's lamps are ideal for interior decorating any room as the come in a variety of rich colors. Combined with handmade paper and mica shades, these lamps add sophisticated design with a personal touch.
Artist, sculptor, potter, Jonathan White (Jon) hand presses, or throws and carves these arts and crafts styled ceramic tiles and vases. The rich, textured, flowing matte glaze enhances the relief form and surface. The glaze is fired multiple times to achieve the desired effect resulting in subtle variations.
Kinzig’s artistic, artisan lamps have exquisite hand blown glass pieces on a brass stem, complimented with extraordinary, designer shades, sewn from embroidered silks and other elegant fabrics. Shades have colors, that range from subtle to rich, and everything in between. Shade designs range from simple, elegant colors and textures, to elaborate floral and geometric patterns.
The board has been treated with a food-grade mineral oil and a wax finish coat. The wax should be reapplied periodically depending on usage.
Leonie Lacouette handmade, geometric, artistic wall clocks are crafted from stainless steel, copper, nickel silver, and various hard woods. Created from a basic language of circles, squares, ovals, and rectangles, Leonie’s clocks are not only beautiful, but often playful as well. Handmade in the USA.
Artist Linda Lamore applies layer upon layer of oil paint on these metal clock surfaces, making the colors merge and flow. In this wall clock series, the heavily painted surfaces appear to refract and break apart, showing multiple layers of color, that move and dance across the clock surface. Handmade in the USA.
Maishe Dickman creates wheel thrown stoneware dinnerware and serving pieces with a Shaner Red and Tenmoku (Japanese Black Accent) Glaze, and a Turquoise Blue Glaze. Maishe Dickman is one of Americas’s best potters. His functional work is described as production pottery.
Weaving artist Marsha Fleisher creates this handwoven 100% rayon chenille scarf collection. Marsha uses different yarn weights and various twill weaves, to create double-faced fabrics and complex plaids. To add texture and more surface interest, she sometimes merges chenille with other luxury fibers to take chenille as far as possible.
Metallic Evolution artists John and Heather Zondervan are metalsmiths, who hand forge stainless steel, sculptural mirrors, wall art, clocks and tiles. Mirrors and clocks are polished with a rust-resistant finish. Each piece is hand hammered to contrast with the brightly polished metal. Their sculptural wall art plaques and panels are made of un-coated steel, for a rust patina effect.
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Sweetheart Gallery is a large collection of contemporary North American artisans, artists, and designers, who's work represents the highest quality in American craft and design. These artisans are selected because they are outstanding in their media. Their handmade functional objects are works of art, that adds unique beauty to everyday activities.