Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wearing your heart outside your chest: Featured Etsy seller: EHMEGLASS


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My husband has great taste. Let me just start off by saying that. He also has the good sense to shop for me from my Etsy favourites list.

Good Man....


So for Valentine's day I received the most perfect peice of jewellry you could imagine for a romantic biology teacher. Isn't it great? I can't wait to wear it to school, and for the kids to see it. Nothing like wearing your heart on the outside of your chest for all to see...


I think one of the best things about it must be in the nature of the glass itself. As you wear it, it gets warm. And while I am certain that it only acheives body temperature, you could almost imagine that it feels a bit warmer than that...giving it the illusion of having a tiny life of it's own. The detail in this coronary cadeaux is just amazing, and the biologist in me delights in it. The artist in me wonders at the process, but honestly, doesn't want the mystery spoiled.



All of the work coming out of Amy Johnson's Toronto TANK studio has this amazing organic quality that just draws you in. It makes you want to touch it, and caress it. Because while all her product is glass, it does not appear precious or weak. This stuff is strong. At least in appearance and intent if not in reality.


You owe it to yourself to see what she can do...I can attest that as fantastic as her work appears in photos, her efforts are even better when you hold them in the palm of your hand.

7 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

That's amazing work- so tiny and precise for a such a small piece of glass. Did you ever see artist Chihuly? The necklace sort of reminds me of his work because of the cluster of pieces.

Marysusan Noll said...

I have seen his work! You know that a lot of his stuff isn't done in glass any longer? It is replicated in acyrlic as it is less fragile and easier to install. I had a friend who worked on his installations.

Nicole R.J. said...

Oh her work is fab indeed! I've been to her shop/studio in the Distillery and I've been drooling over her figure rings for years!

Great husband for buying such a fab gift! :)

Allison said...

Love that neckpiece - amazing!

Jezabels Jewels said...

oh oh oh, absolutely fabulous!

erinpetersonart said...

That is an amazing pendant. I'm happy for you to have such a tasteful man. ^_^

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Alissa said...

That glass tube necklace reminds me of YOUR felt tube/sushi/cane necklace! Love them both!