We're clearly dreaming of the ocean recently. Here are two new shell boxes: to left, a pate de verre (glass piece made with glass powder packed in a mold) shell on a curly maple legged box. The wavy grain of the wood suugests waves to us, and it's lined with leather in a beautiful oceany wavy pattern. Below, an aqua glass box in a wenge base with a natural opalized ammonite fossil as a lid lift- the box is sandblasted for a "sea glass" effect. And next to it, a woodburned and painted mermaid top on a walnut box lined with suede.
And more lovely water creatures: some new cast glass octopuses. All these and more will be for sale at our upcoming art fairs!
We love making an erotic box to donate to the Octopus Club's Art Erotica event each year. We started thinking about this box immediately after we made last year's. So without further ado, please look below the "read more" break to see this year's box, which is graphic. If you're going to clutch your pearls and cluck over nasty bits, go somewhere else.
Tom Beach and Amanda Walker