Steve Smith

Empty bottles seem to gather in our New London, Alabama studio. Glass bottles are such a wonderful medium, they are abundant, and their otherwise future in a landfill is almost assured, where they are believed to last over a million years...pretty much forever. They offer a smooth, translucent, reflective quality, stirring both the tactile and visual senses. My works include wall sculpture mosaics, wind chimes, wall tiles, pendants, and earrings.

Recycled bottles vary in composition as well as color. Additional colors are achieved through the use of powdered glass enamels and frits into which designs and patterns are sketched. Bottles are cut with a diamond blade wet saw, melted and fire polished in kilns, and at times sand tumbled, all of which provide for the variety of appearances and textures. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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Ronnie Seitel - Showing Artist

I've been working with stained glass since the early 1980s. My goal is to engage the viewer while providing a sense of joy through the colors and design of my work. Most items are one of a kind; my love is creating original designs inspired by nature and architecture. My work is handcrafted for lasting quality and design.

I bring my love of light, color and design to each piece of stained glass and glass related objects I create. I enjoy making intricate sun catchers with their individual outlines, mobiles, boxes, and windows of various sizes. I create my own patterns and incorporate wood, shells, wire, and other metal objects in some my designs. Some of my creations are functional, while all are meant to be visually appealing.

Mimi Boston - Showing Artist

Mimi Boston makes fused glass bowls, platters and decorative art objects as well as glass necklaces and most recently mixed media pieces of glass over original prints. She is both a fused glass artist and a printmaker. Mimi majored in art history and enjoyed a financial career before returning to her love of art. She has been a glass artist for more than ten years. Much of her inspiration comes from the play of light on water or light on leaves. Dappled light, the contrast of shade and light, is a frequent image in her mind as she creates. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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Carolyn Ratliff - Showing Artist

Carolyn Ratliff began working in kiln fused glass after retiring from a career in computer science. She has pursued various artistic mediums throughout her life and finds that they provide an excellent background for working with glass. She makes functional plates and bowls as well as pictures to hang on the wall. The color and sparkle of glass influences each completed piece.

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Neal Hearn - Showing Artist

Neal began creating boxes in 1984 and has made thousands that are spread all over the world. Boxes are sold on the web, at art/craft shows, and wholesale to galleries. His body of work includes the use of many techniques and materials include fused glass, copper, gemstones, wood, and others. He uses traditional glass construction techniques with a few of his own twist, fusing, metal fabrication and forging, wood carving (limited), and electroplating. Neal also cuts and polishes gemstone material. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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