Sea Mate 222 | Houston Llew Spiritile


$129.00
Sea Mate 222 | Houston Llew Spiritile - Artisan's Bench
Sea Mate 222 | Houston Llew Spiritile - Artisan's Bench Sea Mate 222 | Houston Llew Spiritile - Artisan's Bench


Houston Llew Spiritile Collection

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Summer 2018
  • 8.5 x 5.5 x 2"
  • glass enamel on copper, formed around a wood core

Every Spiritile is made painstakingly by hand in Houston Llew's studio in Atlanta, Georgia. The glass is applied to one side of the metal using stencils and relying on precise layering with hand sifters. The piece is only fired once. After firing, a pin is rolled over the enameled metal to form intentional crazing marks in the glass. Although it goes against the medium's traditional teachings, Houston says this technique creates increased light refraction, particularly in the transparent glass.

Spiritiles can be hung on the wall (they look especially impactful in groups), displayed freestanding, and even withstand high humidity, direct sun and covered outdoor environments (we recommend taking them inside during cold winter weather).

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