This won't be a surprise to you -- but I think glass is really beautiful! (Check out joyofglass.com for more reasons.) And I have a lot of great small pieces in my studio that I love but don't know quite what to do with. So when my friend Rana asked me to make pocket pieces, I was intrigued. Pocket pieces? She explained that these are small pieces of beautiful glass that you can keep in your pocket. Not jewelry, not even key fobs (although I could put a hole in them) but just a small piece of art to have in your pocket.
I am in favor of anything that gets art glass out into the world, even if it's usually hidden in your pocket.
These are samples of what I would consider Pocket Pieces. I would charge $15 for small ones (dichro about 1"x1", non dichro a bit larger). Leave me a note and let me know what you think -- would you like glass in your pocket?
Join me at Art in the Park in Annapolis this weekend if you're in the area. Joy of Glass will be at Quiet Waters Park, 10 to 5 both days. There will be 70+ artists, as well as music and food. (Cost - $6 per car per day.)
Give a unique wedding remembrance box to your favorite bride and groom. The glass lids of these finely crafted hardwood boxes can highlight a photo or invitation (or both), and provide a special place to keep the precious objects that remind you of the joy of your wedding. Contact me if interested.
I'm using this page to talk about the art and joy of working with glass and silver.