Houston Llew Spiritiles: Our Beat (Retired)

Houston Llew Spiritiles

“We are a natural rhythm machine, we resonate with life beating through our hearts.” —Mickey Hart

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: As a drummer for the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart was intimately familiar with the natural rhythm that lives within the heart of a musician, and more importantly the rhythm that exists between a band and its community. We experience this microcosm of energy created individually and communally at a live concert when a band is in sync with each other and with the audience. It is representative of who we are—unique individuals journeying through life at our own pace, while drawing together as creative people desiring to experience life as one.

Product: 245 Our Beat
Dimensions: 5.25"w x 8.5"h x 1.75"d
Status: Retired  Availability: Limited
Production Dates: 1.28.20—2.19.21
Release: January 28, 2020, Spring 2020 Collection




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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