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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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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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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