Announcement Thanks for visiting Foster's Beauties, a creative family business! We specialize in functional art for the home with fused glass and wood items handmade in our Portland, OR, home studio.
Thanks for visiting Foster's Beauties, a creative family business! We specialize in functional art for the home with fused glass and wood items handmade in our Portland, OR, home studio.
morganica on Mar 5, 2017
Lovely. My sister is going to love this for her birthday.
morganica on Feb 26, 2017
Very well-crafted, lovely to use. Liked it so much I bought another one as a gift. Thanks, Ellie!
Dana Devenpeck on Dec 22, 2016
Beautifully turned bowl - nice finish. Thank you.
Creativity Is A Family Passion
Foster's Beauties is, first and foremost, a family business. Scott, Aviva and Ellie work individually and together to make functional art for the home, which we sell here on Etsy as well as at local art shows.
Scott began woodworking in 2000, making furniture for our then-new home. A decade later, he picked up a lathe at an estate sale intending to use it to make furniture legs, but instead Scott delved into woodturning and hasn't looked back. His passion is segmented woodturning. He is self-taught. When Scott isn't working his day job or his lathe, he's usually haunting the roller-skating rink, where he competes in dance and figures.
Aviva has always loved exploring color and texture. After a lengthy love affair with fabric, a chance encounter with fused glass swept her off her feet and that is where her passion has remained. She enjoys making flameworked components to use in her fused glass creations. And when she's not making glass, she probably has her nose in a book.
Ellie has been making art in one form or another since her toddler days. She has both turned both pens bowls on a lathe and made fused glass bowls. Lately, she has cast a covetous eye on Aviva's glass torch, but hasn't yet had an opportunity to use it. Ellie, a sixth-grader, is an avid reader who also roller skates competitively and greatly enjoys adding to her medal collection.
All our work is created and stored in a smoke-free and pet-free environment.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Foster's Beauties is a FAMILY business, and we each play our role. We are all passionate about fused glass, working independently and cooperatively on our various projects. And we love having a business that can feature all our creations.
I'm all about color, whether glass, fabric or beads. Finding the colors that look best together, combinations that are new or old favorites, is my favorite part of making art.
Woodworking has been my passion for over a decade, first in furniture making and then woodturning. Lately, I've been obsessed with kiln glass. If I'm not at the office or in my studio, I'm spending time with my family and/or at the roller rink.
Maker, Child Artist
Ellie is in sixth grade, but has loved making art since her toddler days. Her favorite media include glass, wood, oil pastels, colored pencils, paint and textiles. Ellie's other hobbies include artistic roller skating and reading.
Find fostersbeauties at the following upcoming market!
2017 Gathering of the Guilds With Ceramic Showcase
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE M L King Blvd
More than 300 Northwest artists will be showcasing their work in beads, ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood at the 2017 Gathering of the Guilds featuring the Oregon Potters Association’s Ceramic Showcase. Whether you're shopping for mother's day gifts or looking to commission custom furniture or find the perfect home decor items, this is the place to come! Artists include members of Creative Metal Arts Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, Oregon Glass Guild, Oregon Potters Association, Portland Bead Society and Portland Handweavers Guild. Features of the show include: daily artist demonstrations; live music; hourly door prizes 11am-4pm each day; and family-friendly crafts & education.
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