Our newest finished boxes! To right, a cast glass violets box in green and purple. Each petal (60 of them!) was made individually in wax, detailed with a toothpick, and carefully assembled on a wax box. It was cast in plaster, the wax was melted out (or "lost"- hence "lost wax"), glass was carefully added to melt correctly, and the whole thing was fired for 3 days. I sandblasted float glass with a butterfly for the top and colored it with iridescent dichroic extract and fused it. Pretty, pretty. Tom made this lovely simple wenge base for it- it looks a bit like flowers growing out of a flower box. This one was a real labor of love.
Below, an orange cast glass cat crouches next to a little vintage brass birdcage with a green-painted brass bird in it. They are attached to a curly walnut top, on a curly walnut box. And finally, a custom order- a sandblasted abstract glass horse on a box of holly and wenge with a woodburned initial "J." It has a red suede lining on the inside base.
Tom Beach and Amanda Walker