Join us on May 10th as we support the Lafayette Juniors and their annual fundraiser. This year benefits; Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Alternative Family Services, (ASF), and the Taylor Family Foundation. read more here.

Two local glass artists are bringing a selection of work to the gallery for our May feature of functional and fine art.

Vivien Hart and Siobhan Reilly Hughes, work in kiln-fired glass and their creations are colorful, beautiful accents in the home. Vivien’s custom sinks, knobs and pulls are like jewelry for your cabinetry. Works are in stock or custom for your room and palette.

Functional fused and etched glass is my primary love. My focus is making home accents that add novelty to our everyday lives. I am strongly influenced by the natural world and the simple lines of my Scandanavian heritage as well as the exquisite beauty inherent in Japanese design. I hope that you enjoy my work as much as I love making and thinking about it.  – Vivien Hart

 

Siobhan’s vessels, a mix of opacity and translucence, create playful pops of color that draw you in and make you smile.

Glass is practical and beautiful.  I like that.

It’s easy to take glass for granted; it’s a ubiquitous part of modern living.  It’s easy to forget the desirability of glass: that unique ability to hold color and motion and the play of light.

My work is utilitarian — because I like useful things; but, that utility is underpinned with whimsy, color, fluidity, and the orderliness of the material so as to bring back the luxury that glass should hold. – Siobhan Reilly Hughes

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