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custom brick memory vase

by Jenny Gaynor $265.00
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Building Memories

Put your most precious memories on display with this modern heirloom vase. Custom made by Jenny Gaynor in Los Angeles, this one-of-a-kind piece is the perfect way to celebrate weddings, anniversaries, graduations, retirement, friendship and more.

Each photograph is individually sized and cut, making this truly a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The photo decal transfer process is intricate, beginning with the careful placement of photos around the curves of the glass and ending with a full day in the kiln. Vase is cut, polished, and handblown in Poland. Photo transfer process done in Los Angeles.

Ordering details
Please submit 24 photographs to: https://dropbox.hightail.com/MemoryVase including your name, phone number and order number. Photographs should be at least 100 KB. Please send your photographs and the artist will let you know if the resolution is inadequate. Color photos can be changed to black & white but not vice versa. Some cropping and adjustments will occur, however, the integrity of each photograph will be preserved.

Vases are signed and dated on the bottom along with a personal note. This can include the date of one's wedding, anniversary or retirement along with the names of whom the vase is to and from. Please include your inscription of up to 40 characters when you submit your photos and information.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
19248
Made from
glass
Measurements
6" L x 2.5" W x 10" H
Notes
Hand wash. Do not use abrasive sponges.
  • the maker
Jenny Gaynor

Jenny Gaynor

Jenny Gaynor, a Los Angeles-based artist known for her airy, almost ethereal glass creations seeks to provide meaning to the things we touch everyday, thus creating handmade pieces of jewelry and art. Using her exceptional skills deriving from years of training under world-renown glass artists in Murano, Italy, Gaynor's vision to defeat redundancy has made her succeed in creating something that is truly unique.

Gaynor began working with glass in 1999 at Tulane University in New Orleans and got her Masters in Art Therapy at Southern Illinois University. She broadened her skills from glassblowing to lampworking, and with an insatiable desire to improve her proficiency, Gaynor spent several summers in Murano, Italy studying with the masters at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass and at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2003 Jenny used her art therapy background to develop a children's program while in Murano. The program is still part of the annual curriculum at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass today. The marriage of her background as an art therapist and glass artist is beautifully portrayed in the use of symbolism in her art.

Gaynor's past accomplishments also include production glass blowing for Nuance Glass Studio in New Orleans, LA and Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, MO where she also spent two years teaching glassblowing and lampworking.

Gaynor's vision is conveyed through the transparent quality of the glass medium itself. She fabricates all the glass components on her torch using the traditional Muranese lampworking technique and combines them with sparkling semi-precious gemstones. Whether in her lampwork jewelry or newly introduced custom photo transfer vases, her final products are a whimsical, charming, truly one of a kind piece of art.

All pieces are created by hand in Jenny's studio in Los Angeles, California. collection

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CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive pattern (12)
  • Looks hand-made (7)
  • Unique (6)
  • Versatile container (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Decoration (10)
  • Flowers (9)
  • Gifts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (13), High-end shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Mother (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Weddings (5), Anniversary (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Complete disappointment

By 

from Ohio

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

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        Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

        I gave this vase one star, for concept alone.
        Upon receiving the vase, I was very disappointed with the quality. First, when I unwrapped it, a corner of one of the pictures was separated and slipping off. Second, the placement of the pictures appears to have been made completely haphazardly, with little to no regard for the picture content. There are blank spaces around the corners where fuller pictures would have prevented them, and quite inexplicably, there are two photos where the subjects are looking at one another that were bizarrely wrapped around the corner.
        We had been so excited to find the perfect Christmas gift for my husband's parents, and now at this late date, we are scrambling to find a replacement gift. We have always been happy with our Uncommon Goods purchases in the past, and we trusted that this experience would be no different. For the price point and the work of an artist, we expected a quality item, crafted in care, free from damage.
        Finally, the customer service I have received in dealing with this matter has been abysmal. I emailed three times with no response. I engaged in a live chat, where I was assured something would be done, only to receive a curt email informing me that nothing could be done. Uncommon Goods has always been my first stop for gift shopping, and it is with great displeasure that this will no longer be the case.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Best Mother's Day gift EVER!

        By 

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Pattern

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

            I purchased this gift for my mother and there were tears when she saw our family photos from 3 generations. This was such a unique gift for someone who has everything!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Mother
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Mother’s Day

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            5.0

            Amazing Concept and Execution

            By 

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

            • Attractive Pattern
            • Versatile Container

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Your Heart's Desire

            Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

            This is a splendid piece of art! A lot of thought goes into the cropping and placement of the photos to make each stand out. More so, the firing process makes each photo retain it's qualities while contrasting with whatever is placed inside the vase. I'm very happy with my purchase!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Does not look as professional as I hoped

            By 

            from Chicago, Il

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

                  I was really unimpressed with the quality. The pictures have a thick white border around them, the vase looks very unprofessional, especially for a wedding gift and especially with the price tag. On both of the sides of the vase, half of them don't show anything because they are the ends of the pictures so they basically have nothing on them. I would not recommend it for a meaningful gift or if you are looking for something that will wow the recipient.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Wedding

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  One of a Kind Anniversary Gift

                  By 

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Pattern
                  • Customizable
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Decoration
                    • Flowers

                    Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

                    My wife loved this vase. I selected about 25 images spanning the duration of our relationship to put on the vase. The artist was easy to work with and accommodating. For example, I finally found a pic that I had been looking for but was unable to find prior to ordering the vase originally. Because there was still adequate time, the artist happily swapped out the pics for me.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Wife
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Anniversary

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                    5.0

                    Great Wedding Gift

                    By 

                    from Saratoga Springs, NY

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Looks Hand-Made
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

                        I bought this for my best friend as a wedding gift. It came out amazing and looks so much better in person. Her and her husband both agreed that it was the best wedding gift they received. It is a very unique way to share your favorite wedding photos as well.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Wedding

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                        4.0

                        Pretty n unique but am underwhelmed

                        By 

                        from Nyc

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Antique
                        • Attractive Pattern
                        • Looks Hand-Made

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Flowers

                          Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

                          its a lot smaller than I expected. For the uniqueness n design , it would be far better if its another inch or more bigger. at this size , it doesn't bring out the effects of the photos - one has to get close to see how unique it actually is

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Other
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Wedding

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                          5.0

                          Truly Unique

                          By 

                          from Long Island, NY

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

                                This vase is utterly fantastic!!! One of a kind and personalized - my parents were in awe when they opened it. What a truly unique gift. Extremely happy with end product. Cannot say enough good things about it. HIGHLY recommended!!!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                • Anniversary

                                Comment on this review

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great Product

                                By 

                                from Pittsburgh

                                About Me Midrange Shopper

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Customized
                                • Great Showpiece
                                • Unique

                                Cons

                                • Not Cheap
                                • Some Pics Rubbed Off

                                Best Uses

                                • Decoration
                                • Showpiece

                                Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

                                This is a fabulous gift for the person on your list that has everything. Unique and suitable for prominent display in your home. Fairly expensive, but well worth the money in my opinion. There is a concern with pictures rubbing off (as part of one of ours has), but we are told this isn't often a problem and are in the process of working through this issue with the company.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                • Wife
                                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                                5.0

                                Very High Quality Personalized Gift

                                By 

                                from Manhattan Beach, CA

                                About Me Midrange Shopper

                                Pros

                                • Designer Very Helpful
                                • Expert Workmanship
                                • One Of A Kind Design

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artwork
                                  • Flowers

                                  Comments about CUSTOM BRICK MEMORY VASE:

                                  This is a very unique vase which can be used for flowers as well as decorative art. The artist Jenny was available via phone and email for all my questions and design consultation. Well worth the price.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                  • Child
                                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                                  • Wedding

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