Houston Llew Spiritile: 215 Sancerre

$199.00
Availability: In stock (1)
Delivery time: Free Shipping on This Item with Code! Use discount code: FREESHIPBONUS

"What matters more than the wine is the moment and the friends with whom our wine is shared." - Olivier Magny

Molten glass over copper collectible art.

Artist Statement

A recurring vision about what it means to connect to others comes to mind in quiet moments. It's a visual snapshot, a living, breathing, laughing capture of a singular time, one we've had at some point, an experience that differs in style, but not in kind. It's on a patio, in a backyard, around a campfire, at a dining table. Someone stands up halfway, laughing at the latest funny story told round the circle, and asks you, "Would you like another glass?" It doesn't matter what's in the bottle, pitcher, jug, or decanter... you look up into their face, committing the moment of connection with those you love to memory, and say, "yes."

Size: Approximately 5¼" x 8½" x 1¾" - akin to the size of a novel
Materials: Glass enamel on copper, formed around a heavy wood core

Every Spiritile is made painstakingly by hand in Houston Llew's studio in Charleston, South Carolina. The glass is applied to one side of the metal using stencils and relying on precise layering with hand sifters. The piece is only fired once. After firing, a pin is rolled over the enameled metal to form intentional crazing marks in the glass. Although it goes against the medium's traditional teachings, Houston says this technique creates increased light refraction, particularly in the transparent glass.

Spiritiles look great alone or in a group. They can be hung on the wall or set on a flat surface without the aid of an easel or stand. They are quite sturdy and can withstand direct sun and covered outdoor environments (we recommend bringing them inside during extreme weather).

0 stars based on 0 reviews