Luckydogarts

Kilnformed Glass Panels with Celestial Themes

Santa Cruz, California 8 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (3)

Luckydogarts

Kilnformed Glass Panels with Celestial Themes

Santa Cruz, California | 8 Sales

Randie Silverstein

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Randie Silverstein

Announcement    I've been so quiet because i've been working on a new body of work... I've wanted to post new products, but am in the midst of development and want to offer you only my best! I look fondly on these pieces because they are the last of an amazing push of work and the end of this series! Enjoy these and in the next month i will post new work!

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Last updated on May 31, 2019

I've been so quiet because i've been working on a new body of work... I've wanted to post new products, but am in the midst of development and want to offer you only my best! I look fondly on these pieces because they are the last of an amazing push of work and the end of this series! Enjoy these and in the next month i will post new work!

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About Luckydogarts

Sales 8
On Etsy since 2018
Video summary: Come into my studio with me where the magic happens!

Biography

I started out a ceramic artist, playing with clay from a young age, and I made brown pots for a long time. But my need to color the world sent me looking for it everywhere, until I discovered glass. Its beautiful colors, visual textures, and transformation in the kiln enchanted me, and I fell in love with its translucent properties, which added the aspect of light.

Glass started talking to me in ways I had not imagined. I started seeing the landscape, the sky, and the sea, and soon I was looking into the cosmos. I became obsessed with the horizon line, where the earth meets the sky, the sun emerges and sets, the comforts of earth become the vastness of the unknown, and where we can only guess what lies beyond.

This body of work, “Celestial Bodies,” explores the relationships between the earth, the sun, the moon, and the heavens. I’m inspired by the beginning of a new day with the explosion of the first rays of the morning sun, the subtle, gentle diminishing of light with its setting, and the night sky with its galaxies and stars an unimaginable distance away. I invite you to participate in my attempt to color the world with light.

I use sheet glass designed specifically for fusing. My compositions are created using shards of colored glass and fired in a kiln to a temperature of 1490 ° F. This fuses (melts) all the pieces together to make one solid panel. Multiple firings and layering create depth and visual texture. I often use dichroic, a rainbow colored specialty glass as well as foil inclusions. I make use of frits (ground glass) and hand-pulled strings of glass, as well as transparent and opaque specialty glasses all in a spectrum of colors. I design and fabricate the aluminum channel frames by hand, using stainless steel cable and hardware. Wrought iron stands display the upright free-standing pieces, and the wooden stands are handmade and finished, and are made of mahogany and walnut.

Shop members

  • Randie Silverstein

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Randie holds a B.F.A. in Ceramics, from SUNY New Paltz and a Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Media from Cabrillo Community College.

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Last updated on Nov 18, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

My glass is very durable, being almost 1/4" thick. Wipe down surface with a soft cloth and some windex or vinegar and water.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I can totally ship to a loved one or friend. Just give me their address in your notes! I can even enclose a gift card, just let me know what you want to say!

Sizing details

Most of my pieces are either 6" wide or 10" wide and 6"-7" tall. Some of the sculptures are 10"-14" tall. They are all about 1/4" thick.

How do I ship?

I ship through the US postal service, using flat rate priority mail boxes and packing material. I charge you what they charge me and nothing more.