Note from the Artist:
"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!
It's been a milestone of summer so far! Just moved my son into college this past week on the east coast of Florida. This is going to be a great year for him! Just last month, I have also started working with an established, growing company in Clearwater as an Executive Assistant. It appears to be a good fit for me, and it was right on time! I've been learning a lot in the field of software technology and am looking forward to all of the new hats I will be wearing. As far as making my beautiful glass sculptures, having the full time position outside of my workshop will be a nice change and allow me to rest my hands and shoulders after 26 years of full time glass work. However, I find a renewed excitement to get on the torch when I get home from work, which will allow me to keep up on your orders. I will keep the website going, try to exhibit at a show or two throughout the year, and keep in touch through email campaigns to inform all of my customers of new products and specials. Please place your orders with plenty of advance time to allow for my schedule now that I am only doing glass part time, and email me any custom requests as always! Visit shop.melaniecechglass.com.
And on another note, my stepdaughter just had a baby girl, so we are also grandparents now! What!?? Life moves so fast! Never have time to let one change sink in until the next one comes right after!
I have been working with glass for over twenty five years, and have thoroughly enjoyed the process of learning this amazing art! My flameworked glass sculptures are designed with quality, originality, and excellence. I treasure the relationships I have built with my valued customers and friends, and I hope to continue creating these beautiful pieces that can be found in homes all over the world!
I create each piece with VISION, CREATIVITY, AND STRENGTH, and my signature design, the Glass Nautilus, was created because of the way it represents the organization and patterns that are found in nature and life, and the relationship bewteen the two. I recently received a beautiful testimonial from a friend and business associate of mine that demonstrates the impact of these designs that I wanted to share:
"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 Sharon’s (my wife) 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." --Todd U., Palm Harbor, FL
Varieties of this design are also available in the Salvador Dali Museum gift shop in St. Petersburg, Florida. Please look for them in the display case during your next visit to the museum, as well as in other galleries and stores that carry my work around southwest Florida.
All pieces are made from Pyrex, or borosilicate glass, and then trimmed with 22kt gold, and annealed in a kiln which fires the gold into the glass, enhancing the details and edges of the unique design. Each are one-of-a-kind, and custom made when ordered. Please "Cech" out shop.melaniecechglass.com and order yours today!
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!
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!
I will be taking a break from art shows currently, but hope to display at a couple of Florida's best shows throughout the fall or winter season. Please visit the galleries that carry my work, and use the online store to purchase your items. I will be keeping the website and online store running during this time of transition. Thank you.
Flameworked Glass Sculpture
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