My OBT

What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Living Glass

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Shayna Leib (photo: Jim Gill)

Stiniva I by Shayna Leib (photo: Jim Gill)

99% of the time, I find my own OBTs. I have described my process as “dogged perseverance and a pure contrary streak.” However, every so often someone forwards me something so utterly spectacular, so moving, so incredible I can’t ignore it. The glass works of Shayna Leib are such a find. (A big thank you to Jenny Jozwiak for sending me this gem!)

“When I was seven years old, I saw glassblowing for the first time at a local university. We all have an inner pyro, and mine wasn’t the same after that.” – Shayna Leib

Her glasswork, a selection of which is below, is really amazing. However, I was equally moved by her other works. Her jewelry in particular made me salivate. She’s an avid diver, and her underwater photography is stunning, and clearly explains where she gets her inspiration for her glass pieces.

The ocean has always been a source of inspiration and mystery to me, and it is a lifelong goal of mine to dive all of the earth’s seas.”

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Malvinas by Shayna Leib (photo: Jaime Young)

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Cove by Shayna Leib (photo: Eric Tadsen)

Antilles by Shayna Leib (photo: Jamie Young)

Eleuthera by Shayna Leib (photo: Jim Gill)

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Flux by Shayna Leib (photo: Eric Tadsen)

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Stray by Shayna Leib (photo: Stephen Funk)

Biochroma I by Shayna Leib (photo:

Biochroma I by Shayna Leib (photo: Eric Tadsen)

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Wake by Shayna Leib (photo: Stephen Funk)

Charybdis by Shayna Leib (photo: Paul Meissner)

Charybdis by Shayna Leib (photo: Paul Meissner)

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “Living Glass

  1. It’s Friday. Give your dogged perseverance a day off and enjoy this one beautiful thing. Stunning, for sure.

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  2. Holy WOW that stuff is awesome! I am just flummoxed on how one would buy/transport such things without destroying them… I cannot help but click that jewelry link. 🙂

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  3. Wow, this glasswork is absolutely amazing, thank you for sharing it!!

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  4. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this incredible work. It is truly a beautiful thing!

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