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Polly Holt - Glass Quilts

 

Polly Holt's glass quiltsPolly Holt creates what she calls her "glass quilts" from large chunks of colored glass "knit" together with copper wire. These dramatic glass and copper hangings create an enchantment of light and color, often incorporating floral or other botanical elements. When placed in a window, outside on a terrace, or even in a fireplace with candles lit behind, these pieces transform a room or a garden.

Polly also makes wreaths and other fabulous pieces from glass and copper. She can customize color selection, size, and patterns to suit the client. Her work has been commissioned for individuals, corporations and even airports!

 

 

 

 

Loretta Eby - Glass Artist

 

Loretta Eby- hand blown ballLoretta Eby began working with hot glass in 1978 at the Cleveland Institute of Art, receiving her BFA in Glass in 1981. She has continued her education at the Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Pilchuk School of Glass. Loretta built and opened her own studio in rural Georgia in 1990. Her partner, Jeff Jackson, a metal sculptor, collaborates with Loretta’s glassblowing. Loretta notes that “The hardness of the steel in contrast to the apparent softness of the glass can offer interesting new ways of seeing common objects.”

Loretta’s garden globes, perfume bottles, and glass paraffin oil lamps adorn Seven Oaks with splashes of dancing color. Light shining through her fabulous mouth-blown garden globes makes magic indoors or out. (More photos)