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by Michael Trimpol and Monique LaJeunesse $30.00
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Sun Bathing

Handmade from molten glass using traditional glass blowing techniques, these lovely spiral disks by artist Michael Trimpol are sure to captivate and enchant. Just hang one from a window to sparkle in the warmth of the sun's rays and cast a rainbow on your floor. Makes a great housewarming gift and is sure to brighten up your mood as well as your home. Available in sunrise (right) and ocean (left). Handmade in Vermont.

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Handmade
Item ID
13935
Made from
glass
Measurements
4.5" Diameter x .5" D
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Michael Trimpol and Monique LaJeunesse

Michael Trimpol and Monique LaJeunesse

Using traditional techniques, Michael Trimpol and Monique LaJeunesse capture the dynamic properties of molten glass in clean, spare designs with their handmade pieces created in their Vermont studio.

Michael Trimpol began his career as a glassblower in 1983 at the Sheridan College School of Craft & Design in Mississauga, Ontario after completing studies for a BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He continued to refine his skills by participating in and hosting glass workshops with leading glass artists from around the world such as Lino Tagliapietra, Sonja Blomdahl, Simon Moore, Bill Gudenrath and Josh Simpson.

Monique LaJeunesse achieved an Honors BFA (History) from the University of Guelph and a certificate in the History of Fine and Decorative Arts from Christie's, London.

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SPIRAL DISKS
 
4.4

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (68)
  • Bright (45)
  • Durable (29)
  • Unique (25)
  • Easy to clean (8)

Cons

  • Delicate (7)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen (32)
  • Living room (27)
  • Bedroom (20)
  • Gifts (18)
  • Office (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (25), Stylish (25), Practical (23), Budget shopper (22), High-end shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16), No (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Husband (3), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (5), Birthday (4), Other (3)

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4.0

colorful & unusual

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from Henderson NV

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Office
  • Outdoors

Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

(Sunrise)Hung it in a sunny window so that it would greet us every morning when we wake up.
Perfect size and the swirls are colorful.
There have been comments regarding how to display this gift.
It didn't come with anything. I was fortunate. Being an artist, I have a lot of supplies so I didn't have a problem. Since this is the second one I have ordered, I make sure it is equipped with nylon fishing line and hanger.
It would be nice though, if the artist would supply this because I believe it would complete the package.

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

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5.0

Buying this again

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from Henderson, Nevada

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Office

Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

I clipped this page from Uncommon goods catalog about 8 years ago with the hope of purchasing it for my husband. The page was hidden among other wishes that someday would be the day. I went on the website and thought for sure it was discontinued. To my surprise Uncommongoods still had it available so I ordered it for my husbands Birthday. He loved it. He immediately added nylon fishing line and hung it in the window. It was perfect. Have placed another order for a housewarming gift.

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

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5.0

Very pretty

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from Iowa

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

    Unique gift to hang in a window and not take any space!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery seemed slow but it was in one piece so no complaints

    • 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

     
    5.0

    Beautiful colors

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    from Tallahassee, FL

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Window Hangings

      Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

      I have five side windows to my front door that get the afternoon sun and I didn't want to close them off, but still wanted privacy. These beautiful disks are the perfect solution and go perfectly in the space.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Received promptly and well packed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      4.0

      Very colorful

      By 

      from Norcross, GA

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

          It is very colorful and will reflect the colors when sun shines through it. Only complaint it does not have a way to hang it so I have to buy fishing line just for the suncatcher

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          AS NICE AS EXPECTED

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          from MILWAUKEE, WI

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Kitchen
            • Living Room
            • Office

            Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

            I HAVE THIS HANGING IN MY LIVING ROOM WINDOW. IT LOOKS REALLY NICE WITH THE LIGHT SHINING THROUGH. I USE FISHING LINE TO HANG IT BUT WISH THERE WAS A HANGER PROVIDED. I'M LEARY THAT ONE DAY THE LINE MAY SLIP & IT WILL FALL & BREAK. I'M STILL TRYING TO FIND A DIFFERENT WAY TO HANG IT BUT OVERALL LOVE IT.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Exceptional gift

            By 

            from Oakton, VA

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Kitchen

              Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

              Perfect gift for sister-in-law who is difficult to shop for. She absolutely loved it.

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

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              3.0

              Nice addition to my collection

              By 

              from Utah

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Good Hanger
              • Large
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Muddy Colors

              Best Uses

              • Window Decor

              Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

              This hangs in a window alongside many other blown glass pieces. The shape is unique and it hangs well. A sphere this size would have pushed away from the window.

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

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              4.0

              Color

              By 

              from Vero Beach, FL

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

                The sunrise spiral disc had more blues in it than I had anticipated from the picture. I am still happy with the purchase, but if you were trying to match colors, that would be good to know.

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

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                5.0

                Suncatcher--Lovely!

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                from massachusetts

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Bright
                • Great gift

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any window
                  • Gifts
                  • Kitchen
                  • Living Room

                  Comments about SPIRAL DISKS:

                  This was a gift for our mother, who loves all kinds of arts and crafts--we got it because it's handmade and beautiful. We didn't have a big budget, and were glad to find something special.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was prompt. The only complaint is that she didn't find the note saying who the gift was from until later--it was kind of buried in the box.

                  • 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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