invitation photo memory vaseby Jenny Gaynor $120.00
- the story
The Event of a Lifetime
A wedding. A graduation. The birth of a child. There are events that we have been building up to for our whole lives... and then they're past. What if you could hold onto the magic of that beautiful moment in some lasting, tangible way?
Designer Jenny Gaynor invites you to consider this custom-made memento vase. On one face of the rectangular vase is preserved the invitation from your special occasion--whether that's a wedding, a sweet sixteen, or even a birth announcement. On the reverse side is a photo to capture your experience of the moment. 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 hand blown, cut and polished in Poland. Photo transfer process done in Los Angeles.
Please submit your photograph 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 inform us if the resolution is inadequate. Some cropping and adjustments will occur, however, the integrity of each photograph will be preserved.
Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.
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- 7.5" L x 2.5" W x 10" H
Please note: you must send a photo of the actual invitation you would like applied to the vase along with a picture of the couple.
Care: After the photograph is baked into the surface of the glass it is extremely resilient. However please handle with care and refrain from using abrasive materials on the exterior. Clean with cold water and mild soap. Avoid hot water.
- the maker
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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