Fused Glass from Tropics of Costa Rica

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On Tico Time

fused glass clock

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Whether you’re in the tropics or not, these handmade fused glass clocks will keep you punctual.

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They’re made with recycled window glass. (Thanks Kristina.)

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Most will be available for sale at Sámara Organics Market.

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$50.00/c25,000 each


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Washed in from the sea?

 

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Red coral wall piece, this fused glass artwork of transparent reds with black accents looks like it washed up on the beach. The flat bowl shape stands just off the wall so that ambient light makes it glow from behind. It would shimmer with an added halogen fixture.

This piece was commissioned to hang in a home here in Costa Rica.

 


Black and Copper Platter Sold

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This 14″ black glass platter sold at the Friday market in Samara recently.  Made up of glass, copper inserts, and high temperature paint, it’s on it’s way to a home in nearby Punta Islita.  I didn’t get the buyer’s name, from Albany, Oregon, but I thank you for your support .

 


Christmas Tree Ornaments

 

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Simple wreath

I’m running late this year but I’ve just finished some new Christmas Tree Ornaments.

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Wreath with Bow

The wreaths are about 3 1/2″ diameter.

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Snowflake

The snowflake is 4 1/4″ diameter.

All ornaments are $10.00 each.  I’m taking orders now for delivery on Monday 12th in central Samara.  Email or call me.

 


New Glass Paintings

New England Lighthouse

New England Lighthouse

 

 

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Starry Night

 

 

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Samara Bay with Barco

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Here’s a photo by Alex Alvarado of a morning on Samara Beach

 

 

 

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And my interpretation in glass – Samara beach Morning


Enhancements

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a- j6 blue heart  Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of wire-wrapping over glass “puddles”.

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When I make mistakes in fused glass pieces, I break them up and re-fire them into “puddles”.

Tree of life pendant Sometimes, I use these puddles in other fused glass pieces – see if you can find some in my portfolio – but often, I turn them into jewelry.

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Lately, I’ve been wire-wrapping them as earrings and pendants.

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I started with the “Tree of Life” – I love this simple motif – and then branched out into some more abstract designs.  a- j7 j8 j9

My friend, Connie – she is great with beads and beading – helped me enhance these pendants with beaded ropes for necklaces.

Tree of life pendantSome of these pendants will be shown in Samara Organics soon.


New Website

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Gecko Glass

Gecko Glass has gone live with a new website at http://geckoglassart.com.  Check it out for new work, classes info, and portfolio.  You can still follow my blog for news and events by clicking in the right hand column here.