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Lab glass still life



Started a series of still life photos of my vintage, industrial antiques. This is of lab glass, and assorted bottles. Had fun lighting this.

Shells under bell jar

Shell under bell jar


Made this as another way to show the shells. Had all the pieces, just needed to be put it all together. I love when that happens. I collect odds and ends hoping I’ll use them in something. These pieces were from a dealer in Brimfield who had just cleared out a lab glass factory. Got the bell jar from him, and the base is a lense blank and the chunk of angled glass the shell is on was just a throw in. It all works together. Just needed to be glued together.

Shells on display

Shells on display

It was a little “slow” at the gallery today, so I was able to shoot some shots of the shells on display. It was fun. I need to shoot the shells and shell prints together. I want to put them together as a package to a store or gallery in the city. It’s been helpful for me to put these on display to see what people have to say about them. It’s been all positive and what people have been saying has made me want to push them to the next step. I do like the way they move in this photo.

Antique show

Did a show yesterday that was pretty much of a success. It was a hot day, so not the best shopping conditions. People were short and impatient. But, sold and still made money, so I shouldn’t complain. Sold only to a handful of people, but they bought big things- like my carousel horse and my great metal medical cabinet. My booth got good reviews from a lot of people, so that counts, too.Gave out lots of cards to direct people to this blog and talked up my shell sculptures.

Bowl with Shells

Bringing this to a show to sell as is. The bowl is for glass blowing and it has a cut out where the pipe would go with the molten glass. It works to show a glimpse of the shells inside which have a life of their own.

Specimen Prints

I will start printing a series of these for sale. They’re photographs of my shell sculptures. Vintage specimen prints – botanical and animal , are what inspired these. Only these are totally of my doing. This one reminds me of a small family. I love the way they interact.

Shell sculptures on display at Fishers

I was able to get them to take my mounted shell sculptures at Fishers Antiques. The first retail store to display them. I’m excited to have decorators reactions to them. Hopefully they’ll sell. They look great where they’re display on a large dresser with a mirror behind.