Masterfully crafted in line with the grain of the tree, the naturally-twisted grain and voids add to this vase’s beauty. Accented with turquois-colored stone, the vase is sanded, dried, and finished with clear gloss.
The name represents the collaborative work of artists Danielle Blade and Stephen Gartner. Since 1996,
they’ve been combining their ideas, techniques, and experiences to create original works in blown and
sculpted glass. They are continually developing series that explore their interpretation of objects (from both primitive and contemporary cultures) used in rituals and worship. Natural elements such as bone, wood,
vine, and rock combine with a highly original color palette to inform their signature pieces. Danielle,
originally from the Isle of Wight, UK, studied with prominent American and European glass artists.
Stephen started his career as a lamp-worker (torch-work) in 1993. He grew up in Charleston, SC, and also lived in Naples, Italy, for a few years. Together they opened their first glass studio in Eureka
Springs, AK, in 1996; then relocated to Ashley Falls, MA, in 2000.