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I have been designing and working with glass since 1990. Flameworking, or torch work, is a beautiful artform adored by many! It's "honey-like" feel one moment and the rigidity and brittleness the next, makes it an interesting medium. I always been fascincated by glass and it's ability to be formed, or sculpted, into a beautiful design in such a short period of time. The delicate nature of the glass, as well as it's strength, makes it perfect for me to create designs that reflect my love for the islands, the beach, the sea, and the Florida lifestyle! My sculptures and jewelry are made with borosolicate clear and colored glass rods and frit, or crushed glass, and then hand sculpted in an open flame of 3000 degrees, and then trimmed with a touch of 22kt gold. The corals and natural stones add to it's natural beauty. I'm sure after browsing the online store and the pictures of some of my past work, you will find something you will love for your own personal collection. Please click on the online store tab and purchase your hand made, one of a kind, glass sculpture or jewelry today! I enjoy meeting people and networking and hope to meet you soon!
I work and live in the St. Petersburg area, among a thriving community of growing businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators! Next year St. Petersburg will be hosting the Glass Art Society International Glass Conference in March of 2019 and glass lovers from all over the world will be attending the event! I also have recently taken on a new role to expand my strengths in helping small businesses, while assisting in developing the Best of St. Pete book that will be released in early 2019 and distributed throughout the entire area. I hope to continue creating beautiful glass artwork during this time, so please "Cech" out my online store and browse all of the pieces available at shop.melaniecechglass.com.
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. (Read more about this under The Artist Tab). Once you view it in person, you will see it's beauty, delicateness, and strength. Please subscribe to the email newsletter to be informed of upcoming show schedule, new projects and special offers and pricing. Thanks for connecting with me!
Testimonial: "She (my wife) LOVED the Nautilus piece. She had tears in her eyes. I gave my daughter the medium sized one and placed it next to it for display. I told my daughter that she would get it once she had her own home one day. I gave Sharon's mother the smaller one to remember Sharon's birthday, and Sharon's sister the other one for the same reason. Tears were had by all of the ladies (happy tears!) They are all beautiful! You did such a wonderful job on them all. I wired in a special light for the area that we are displaying it at my home. They really add a beautiful aspect to my living room and are a main display piece."
Have a good story to share with me? Did I make a piece that made someone smile when they received it? Did I take care of a situation or problem in a fast and offer great customer service? If you have something you'd like to share with me, email me your testimonial and I will include yours on my website for others to read. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I always try my best to keep up with my customers and give you excellent customer service. I appreciate all of my loyal customers who continue to make my business a success! Thank you!
"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 is inspired by, my love for the sun, the sand, the sea, and the life that surrounds it. I am passionate about making original, quality glass artwork that is accessible to people from all over the world."
Never Stop Creating!
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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Let's connect! View my profile and contact me on LinkedIn, on Twitter @cech_Melanie, Facebook, or email me email@example.com. 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.