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Functional, Colorful, and Unique Glass Art Gifts

Functional, Colorful, and Unique Glass Art Gifts 0

Give a unique, colorful and functional piece of art glass as a gift this holiday!
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Christmas Fused Glass Collection 0

Holiday 2016 has come and gone!  Christmas 2017 coming  REAL soon!
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Funky Blue Fringe Plate

Funky Blue Fringe Plate 1

Lately it seems I have been in "blue" mode (not mood, haha) with the creation of several fused glass pieces in the blue family.  I am particularly fond of the "Blue Wave" collection because the glass itself is so stunning.
   

I just completed a set of four "Blue Wave" 6" sushi plates as a gift for a lucky wedding couple, each with a little different touch (all are 6" sq.).  Make gift giving for special holidays and events easy with hand made art glass. 

Another new piece fresh out of the kiln this week is Blue Fringe.  It is both playful and useful.  This plate started with scrape glass applied to a center of clear glass.

 

Loving the funky glass fringe border with the flirty unturned edges!  Perfect for cookies or canapés!

 

Best regards.

 

Mary

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Learning about glass day by day!

Learning about glass day by day! 0

In the glass studio some of my projects have had an unexpected outcome but I learn with each little hiccup. When fired, glass can change color, move while being fired and crack when cooling!   Glass when heated in a kiln becomes a molten, fluid product.  Learning how to control for its natural characteristics is all part of the process.  I learn more and more each day.
Last week I learn how to make "lace" glass by carefully applying different glass frit (crumbled glass) textures to the kiln paper.  The process is simple and open ups worlds of possibilities for mixing different colors.  Once the piece is "definition" fired it comes out as a thin sheet of textured glass.  This can be cut into a pattern or broken into pieces for a more abstract look.  Here is my first piece of lace glass just out of the kiln.  It is too thin to be used without being backed by another piece of sheet glass.  Now what will I create with this "lace" glass?
Look forward to a new creation using lace glass!
A New Beginning in Art Glass

A New Beginning in Art Glass 0

Welcome to our art glass site. I am so excited to launch our newest endeavor-kiln formed glass from Mary Sherwood Lifestyles.  This new site will showcase my glass art in addition to works of other talented art glass artists in our community.   

This in a new beginning of a creative adventure of transforming pieces of glass into functional and decorative items for your home or to share as a special gift.  Each piece is handmade and one of a kind.  Special orders are welcome.

Follows us as our vision evolves and our site grows into being a primary site for kiln formed glass artists to display and sell their work.

Thanks for joining us!

We look forward to developing a relationship as you incorporate glass art into your lifestyle.

Best regards,

Mary 

 

 

 

  • Mary Sherwood