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Match Made in Heaven

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GartnerBlade

GartnerBlade is the collaborative work of Danielle Blade & Stephen Gartner. After discovering their shared fascination with glass and ritualistic objects, the two partnered up in 1996, and have been working together ever since. They both agree that from the start, their collaboration elevated their works to a new level.

“We are continually developing a series of pieces that explores our interpretation of objects used in rituals and worship. The inspiration for these pieces begins with our mutual fascination with the many vessels and sculptural objects that are revered in the rituals of both primitive and contemporary cultures. Natural elements such as bone, wood, vine and rock formations combine with our highly original color palette to inform our signature pieces. Our work merges traditional hand blown glass techniques with innovative color applications and original sculpting techniques.” -About GartnerBlade

Originally from England, Blade is the daughter of famous Isle of Wight glass artist Martin Evans. Apprenticing in her father’s studio from a very early age, she always knew that glass was her thing. Gartner, on the other hand, grew up first in Charleston, South Carolina, then in Naples, Italy, from whence his love of glass originates. When his family moved back to the States, Gartner studied engineering, then served for a time in the military before deciding to pursue glass full time.

I really enjoy their quirky, other-worldliness. Hope you do, too! And a big thank you to fellow blogger ScorchedEyebrowStudio for the recommendation!

All images property of GartnerBlade.

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!

11 thoughts on “Match Made in Heaven

  1. These are very cool. I like how they echo other materials in the glass.

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  2. Thought you would appreciate these. You might have seen them before.

    http://mymodernmet.com/sue-beatrice-watch-sculptures/

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  3. I knew you’d love these! Thanks for sharing them with your lovely followers.

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  4. So many amazing vases here. True works of art. I could contemplate one for hours on end.

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