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!
Tom Beach and Amanda Walker