Our newest box is also our new favorite: a sandblasted cast glass cat fishing in a koi pond with a curious paw. The pond is mirror etched underneath with fish, which were then goldleafed and painted in the etch. The box is curly cherry. We love how the cat is reflected in the mirror, and how this box combines all of our passions: woodworking, glass casting, and glass etching.
Also new is our rosewood Medusa vase box, with a cast glass Medusa head on a gorgeous handcarved curvy rosewood box. The snakes on this are great- this piece, like the cat box, looks great from every angle. All glass pieces are cast using the lost wax technique- sculpted out of wax, molded in plaster, the wax melted out, and the molds filled with glass and fired in a kiln for days.
And last, our new "story" box, a Little Red Riding Hood with Little Red walking into a dark forest on the lid, and a snarling wolf inside. This is a woodburned and painted maple top and base on a red padauk wood box with beautiful joinery.
And our Spring line-up of art fairs is shaping up: March 27-29 in Houston at Bayou City Art Fair, April 3-5 in Dallas at Deep Ellum Art Festival, April 10-12 in the Woodlands (near Houston for The Woodlands Waterway Art Fair, April 18-19 in Wimberley for The Blue Hole Art Fair. There may be a few more (we're deciding if more will kill our souls), so stay tuned. And come out to see us at a fair this Spring!
Tom Beach and Amanda Walker