My work falls into 5 distinct categories. Each has a particular style, aesthetic, and creative process. Every piece is individually created and handled at least 10-15 times, so there will always be variations in each piece.
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- For this line I hand cut the resist one little leaf at a time, place it on the glass, and continue until the design is complete. Then I sandblast the piece, peel the resist off, and paint the sandblasted area with archival quality oil paints and enamels. The work is functional and can be washed, but it should not be displayed in direct sunlight as the paint is sensitive to prolonged UV exposure, as with any fine art.
DELICATE (click to view entire Delicate line)
- This line begins with an original photograph, usually from walks around my local neighborhood. Through an intricate and complicated process I carve the image deeply into the glass. I then diligently paint them by hand in many layers to create the depth and variation of color you experience. These pieces can withstand UV exposure and are also meant to be functional.
- This is the offspring of the marriage between the delicate and sunset lines, and has grown into our strongest selling line. I find it moody and mysterious, using the techniques mentioned above and also requiring some of its own. These pieces should be protected from prolonged UV exposure.
- For this special new line I collaborate with a pair of extraordinary Seattle glassblowers. After designing and creating the pieces in the hot shop, I carve my original images into the surface, then paint them by hand - both inside and out. These pieces should be protected from long term UV exposure.
- People use these bottles for olive oil, vinegar…. anything liquid! To create the sandblasted images I hand cut the patterns one leaf at a time out of resist and place it on the piece before sandblasting, then peel the resist off to prepare the piece for painting and/or enameling as its final treatment.
photography by AlecMillerArts