Houston Llew Spiritiles: Believe (Retired)

Houston Llew Spiritiles

“Seeing is Believing. But, sometimes... the most real things in the world are the things we cannot see.” —The Conductor (Polar Express)

Every Spiritile has its own story that inspires, uplifts, and brings a hopeful connection to life. Handcrafted in Charleston, each is made with finely ground colored glass that is hand-painted, fused to copper in a kiln at 1500 degrees, and then wrapped around a wooden frame (see more here). Spiritiles can be hung on the wall or displayed freestanding, and withstand direct sun, humidity, and even outdoor conditions. Care and hanging information here.

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Artist Statement About This Piece: 
It’s the smell of Fraser fir, cinnamon
and warm vanilla in the air.
Holiday music plays softly, fusing with the laughter
of your loved ones for all to hear.

It’s that moment waiting at the top of the stairs—
before you’re able to come down to see what is there.
And what was always on the table,
served every single year.

It’s being embraced with love,
as everyone came together from far and near.
It’s the simplest moments that are in your heart
forever to hold dear.

It’s the traditions and nostalgia you hold close,
that will never fade away.
In your heart and mind
is where they will always stay.

These small things we recall—
smells, sounds, and tastes.
They are the flooding memories that fill us,
reminiscing of the most special time and place.

You see, sometimes it’s not about the reality of the world
but the way we perceive it.
The way that we want to experience it—
how we want to remember it.

We choose to see the good, the warmth, the love
that surrounds us in our most wonderful moments of life.

So, as this season is upon us
and we start back down memory lane,
choose to see the good, choose to feel the warmth
and the love; choose to Believe.

Product: 273 Believe
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d 
Status: Retired  Availability: Limited
Production Dates: 11.1.22—12.31.22
Release: November 1, 2022, 2022 Limited Edition Holiday Spiritile



Houston Llew
Charleston, South Carolina

Through fortuitous circumstances, Spiritiles creator Houston Llew met the master enamelist Zingaro and learned the craft of glass enameling. His artistry has evolved from enameled imagery to a combined image and story design. This has become the cornerstone of his work.


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