When on the first day of this new year I asked Jay to tell me his favorite project in 2016, he immediately said, “The twin mirrors.” That collaborative endeavor was a favorite of mine, too. A couple commissioned us to create a pair of mirrors to hang in a bedroom. The initial request was for
Snow has settled in on us, and cold. The winter world’s only colors here in the north are evergreen and red berries. When I walk roads near our house or drive through the countryside, hemlocks, spruce, and pines are the only greens, contrasting with gray and black deciduous trunks and browned leaves that cling to
From northwest-facing windows beyond my computer monitor, only one tree remains totally green. An orange maple is flanked by other yellow-tipped maples and shrubs, and a couple leafless locusts. There is some yellow and orange visible through the windows to my right, but most of those trees shed their vivid leaves when beaten by rain
In early June, after delivering a pair of custom mirrors to northern New Jersey, Jay and I drove on to Storm King Art Center near New Windsor, New York. Storm King is an outstanding sculpture park on 500 acres in the lower Hudson Valley. The sculpture park lies between its namesake Storm King Mountain, several
Last spring we delivered a pair of custom mirrors to a client. The project began with an inquiry via CustomMade, a platform that connects people and their ideas with creative makers. This inquiry was for a large mirror made in the style of our irregular border mirrors. Jay creates those mirrors with hand-rolled opalescent glass,
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