Art For a Moisture Enriched Environment
I came across some interesting booths on my travels around the Calgary Home and Interior Design Show. While the majority of the vendors that I interviewed were in the bathroom industry, there were others that I imagined could somehow be applied to enrich your lavatory decor;
Striking Glass was one such vendor. It occurred to me that a lot of people would like to display art in their bathrooms. Unfortunately that art has to be well protected behind special airtight glass so that the artwork is not damaged from the moisture ridden environment.
And even then it’s a precarious situation. What if you could have beautiful decorative art that would never get mold, mildew or any other sort of water damage? This is where Penny Ellis of Striking Glass comes into play. As you can see the art that she produces is beautiful as well as recycled for that extra green touch.
Striking Glass was founded in 2006 by sisters Penny Ells and Terri McKenny. Striking Glass creates unique contemporary original art with glass.
Each picture is a one-of-a-kind pieces of art glass that is mounted in such a way as to eliminate the need for matts, additional glass or frames. I was enamored by the variations in colour and texture that these glass masterpieces produced.
Original and Environmentally Friendly Reflections of Reality
What makes their venture even more admirable is the fact that they are committed to green design. They are quoted as saying, “We are always looking for ways to rescue and re-purpose glass into a piece of art. Besides being environmentally responsible, we create art that is original and makes for a great conversation piece.
This commitment is reflected in the recycled tempered glass from a broken bus shelter that they used to create this wonderful table art multifaceted mosaic type glass bowl seen above. Using thrown away materials.
Striking Glass can re-purpose those materials to create one of a kind sculptural pieces that can be used to compliment anyone’s bathroom decor and you too can own one of these original pieces.
For more information on these aesthetically pleasing colourful and textural pieces of glass wall art or their masterfully created sculptural glass bowls contact: Striking Glass.
For general inquiries or to book a studio viewing appointment:
phone: 403-510-1252 or 403-880-6859