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Gartner/Blade

Gartner/Blade glass is the work of Stephen Gartner and Danielle Blade. Danielle and Stephen combine their individual ideas, techniques and experiences to create original works in hand blown and sculpted hot glass. Since 1995 they have been evolving a series of pieces that explore their interpretation of objects of ritual and worship found in primitive cultures. In these pieces they hope to convey a reverence and understanding of the value of our natural resources. These signature pieces include chalices, covered vessels, and bowls. Their work combines traditional hand blown technique, with innovative color application and some very untraditional sculpting techniques. The inspiration for these pieces rooted in the natural world, started with Danielle and Stephen's fascination with found objects, and their functional use. Bone, antler, wood, vines, fossils and rock formations are some of the elements that influence their pieces. Stephen is an avid orchid grower and the couple find inspiration in the colors that fill their home when the plants are in bloom.

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