custom brick memory vase

by Jenny Gaynor $265.00
Handmade

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 11/17/2014.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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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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