“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” —Elisabeth Foley
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: Imagine your friends as a bountiful garden of flowers. Some are annuals—the ones that pop up for a season with a brilliant blast of color and perhaps scatter seeds for a season to come. And some friends are perennials—ones that return time after time to adorn your life with beauty. These friends come back to your garden year after year, each time blooming more full and vibrant than before. These perennial friends you want to keep around no matter how far afield in your garden they go. So you work to nurture those budding relationships through the water of attention, the cultivation of care, and maybe some fertilizer of fun experiences together now and then. Over time their roots go deeper and even more magnificent blossoms burst forth. As these perennial friendships grow stronger, they gain a special place in your garden and your heart. From that kind of friend, you will never grow apart.
Product: 248 Nurture
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d
Release: January 28, 2020, Spring 2020 Collection
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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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