Let's connect! View my profile and contact me on LinkedIn, on Twitter @cech_Melanie, Facebook, or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. All pieces shown on the website or featured on the online store are original, and pieces ordered will be made in a similar design and fashion, but will always be made with the utmost quality and originality. I specialize in recreating sea life in sculpture and jewelry but have also enjoyed making many custom pieces including my "Soulsisters" series and other freeform designs.
Contact me at 352-279-3191
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"I love watching the glass melt as my hands dance around the fire! There is a calming energy I receive from melting and manipulating glass in the flame, as it quickly turns into a delicate design brought to life by the balance of the heat and my hands. My work is a reflection of and inspired by my love for the sun, the sand, the beach. I am passionate about making original, quality glass artwork that is accessible to people from all over the world."
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Large turquoise blue octopus on coral - $ 450.00
I have been flameworking and creating glass since 1990 when I was introduced to the art at 19 years old. I was fascincated by the way it melted in the flame and how I was able to take a section of raw glass rod, combine color, and shape it into a beautiful design! The delicate nature of glass, as well as it's strength, makes it perfectly unique for me to design pieces that reflect my love for the islands, the beach, the sea, and my Florida home for the past 30 + years. Finding something you love and are passionate about is always a long, hard journey, but it is always worth it when you find something that makes others happy and when you can put something into the world that is a little part of yourself ! Original sculptures and jewelry are made with borosolicate (boro) clear and colored glass rods and frit, or crushed glass, melted and shaped in a 3000 degree flame, trimmed with a touch of 22kt gold to enhance the edges, and annealed for durability. Most pieces are mounted to corals and natural stones to give a one of a kind setting and added strength to the piece.
I am happy to announce that the Imagine Museum in St. Petersuburg, Florida is now carrying my original designs in their beautiful gift shop! This is an amazing, new museum that holds the most exquisite collection from the pioneers of the American Studio Glass Movement over the past 50 years! Also, while visiting museums in St. Pete, dont forget to find some of the unique, nautilus pieces in the gift shop at the Dali Museum!
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I create each piece with VISION, CREATIVITY, AND STRENGTH. Mysignature design, the Glass Spiral or Nautilus, which is represented in my logo, highlights the organization and patterns found in nature and life. Please see more about this on "The Artist" tab.
My work will continue to appreciate based upon the continued increase in demand, thanks to customers like you that see the true beauty in my art.
"When I found a wonderful piece of cypress wood my first thought was to have Melanie turn it into a centerpiece for my home. She created the most amazing underwater fantasy! Her work and attention to detail is spot on! I know that this will be one of my most cherished pieces of art. Thank you so much! "
- Maggie Loving, Jan. 2018
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