“May all your joys be real joys and all your pains, champagne.” —Anonymous
Every Spiritile has its own story that inspires, uplifts, and brings a hopeful connection to life. Handcrafted in Atlanta, each is made with finely ground colored glass that is handpainted, 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 a beautiful wish, is it not? That all your joys together be real and felt, and the pains in your journey be champagne. But there is a deeper meaning here, too. It’s all about your perspective. Inevitably, there will be challenges in your life together. It’s effortless to celebrate when the going is clear, but an easygoing journey doesn’t make a story worth celebrating, no? It is how we meet our challenges and grow together through them that pain turns to champagne. When two become one, the creed should be that all challenges will be met with joint positive force—meeting each day with joy and resilience, knowing that together, you can do anything. Cheers to your union!
Product: 048 Bubbly
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d
Release: November 1, 2009, Winter 2009 Collection
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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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