Saturday, August 30, 2008

Elizabeth Garvin Jewelry at Smith Galleries

We are now in the final week of our 20th Anniversary Jewelry Exhibition. The exhibition features a special collection of jewelry by Elizabeth Garvin.

Pictured are matching earrings and necklace in 14k gold with Tahitian white pearl and cubic zirconium. Pendant circle is 1/2" diameter. Earring is 3/8' diameter.

Elizabeth writes..."I draw inspiration as much from industrial objects and processes as from nature and its examples of repetition and geometry. I am intrigued by design that is reduced to its simplest form, where all unnecessary elements have been removed and all that is left is the essence of the idea."

Click here to see a slide show of the collection.

Joan Z. Horn Jewelry is Featured at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Joan Horn's jewelry has been a feature of the gallery for 19 of those 20 years. The beautiful 14k gold and pearls earrings and pearls shown at left were designed and made by Joan in her studio near Philadelphia. See a slide show of the pieces in stock here.

Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Flameware Pottery by Terry Silverman at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries has featured the wheel-thrown flameware pottery of Terry Silverman for many years. Handmade by Terry since 1973 at his one man studio, The Pottery Works, this cookware suits the needs of everyone in the kitchen, from the gourmet chef to the everyday cook. Flameware is safe to use directly over a gas flame or an electric burner as well as in the oven and even the microwave.These pots provide an even heating surface and continue to hold heat long after they have been removed from the oven or stovetop. Pots are dishwasher safe and can be cleaned with metal pads or utensils; they are very durable and almost impossible to scratch. Designed for the cook who wants a wholesome looking object that works great and is made by a real person.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Peggy Karr Glass at Smith Galleries

Peggy Karr Glass is a long time favorite at Smith Galleries. Pictured is her 12" square platter in the Fish School pattern. This is just one of many delightful patterns. Each piece is made by hand by dusting glass enamels through stencils onto a plate of glass. A second piece of special glass called fused glass is layered on top and then it is put in a slump mold and placed in a kiln. The piece is heated to 1600 degrees at which point the two layers fuse together.
Peggy Karr Glass is a very popular gift item. And each piece is made in America which makes them even more popular in this day and age.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Dewey Cats at Smith Galleries

Mary Gates Dewey's cats are handmade of clay and the colors and patterns are produced by an ancient method of firing called sawdust or "pit" firing. Once the piece has been bisque fired in a kiln, it is buried in sawdust and the sawdust is burned. The smoke from the sawdust produces the permanent colors in the clay. Sizes vary slightly and color patterns are random. We have known Mary Gates Dewey since the early 70's when she visited Wally's pottery studio which was in Tennessee at that time. Mary's cats, which we have featured for several years, have been continuously sought after by collectors and cat lovers.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Smith Galleries Features StoryPeople.

Smith Galleries has featured StoryPeople by Brian Andreas for many years. The gallery features StoryPeople prints, books and sculpture and has the best selection you will find in any gallery. Check them out here.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mike Smith at Smith Galleries.

Smith Galleries has featured the art of internationally recognized artist Mike Smith for many years. Mike is recognized for his brightly colored watercolors and his positive imagery. Our typical comment about his work is, "it makes me happy."

Pictured at left is "Bluebird" a serigraph with sixty colors measuring 18" x 18" and is $325.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ed Levin Jewelry at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries has featured the jewelry of Ed Levin for twenty years. His timeless and elegant designs have made his jewelry creations our most popular collection.
The earring pictured is the "secret heart earring". Viewed from the top it is a heart, from the front an X and from the bottom an O, making it the perfect gift for sweethearts.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Soleri bells by Paolo Soleri featured at Smith Galleries.

Smith Galleries has featured the wind bells by world famous architect Paolo Soleri for many years. Each bell is cast in bronze and receives its own unique surface design making each bell a one-of-a-kind. They are fun to collect and make the perfect housewarming gift. Click here to see our selection.
Gallery hours are 10- 6.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Artzfolk whimsical ceramics by Nicole Engblom featured at Smith Galleries.

Nicole Engblom has filled many homes and hearts with resounding laughter and whimsy. Her ceramic creations made in her studio called ARTZFOLK, are inspired by her love of nature, animals and polka dots; creating fun and functional art with both a fun and pop art feel. Pictured is her blue crab soap dish which is just one of many pieces featured at Smith Galleries.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Exotic Sands - sand pictures by William Taber featured at Smith Galleries.

Smith Galleries has recently discovered the fascinating "Art in Motion" sand pictures by William Taber. Each piece is handcrafted in America with beautiful colored sands from around the world. Black from the African coast, white sands from New Mexico, green from South America and coral pink sands from Southern Utah. Turn one over and the process begins creating a new sand picture. Choose between summer turquoise and sunset orange liquid colors. Exotic Sands are available in three sizes and all styles include a swiveling pedestal. The unique high styled cherry wood or black metal frames will adapt to the decor in any home or office. Exotic Sands are fascinating to watch and have become our number one gift for men (women love them too).