Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jack Pine Glass Artist

Hand-blown glass by Jack Pine
    Smith Galleries is known for their fine collection of hand-blown glass. New to the gallery is the glass pumpkins and gourds handmade by Jack Pine.
    Jack Pine grew up in Circleville, Ohio, located approximately 29 miles South of Columbus. Circleville is home, to one of the largest pumpkin shows nationwide! Jack has spent the last 20 years perfecting the art of glass-blowing, and is well-known to his native area of Circleville, as well as all over the country for his beautiful pieces of art. Jack’s objective as an artist is to create organic art forms out of glass, using incredibly rich colors and a unique style. Jack’s perfection comes from 20 plus years of careful attention to detail, as well as experimenting with a large variety of precious metals and enamels, by layering them on top of each other, to create the most unique designs. Many customer’s find it hard to believe that all of Jack’s art is created only by glass, and that there are no paints involved during the process, but it’s true!     
     Smith Galleries is located at 1000 William Hilton Parkway in suite J11 of the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday. Follow us on Facebook.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Susan Dyer Jewelry at Smith Galleries

We receive one selection a year of jewelry from Susan Dyer and we only have it for a short time. This selection will be in the gallery through the gallery's 27th anniversary on May 14.
     Susan Dyer is fascinated with the process and the materials of jewelry making. Her pieces are hand fabricated using traditional techniques. Using sterling silver sheet, strip or wire, she fabricates box forms. She often solders these various shaped boxes together to make a more complicated composition. She finishes all of the silver work on the piece and then fill the boxes with polymer clay using various techniques; drilling, stamping and carving.
     Click here to see pictures of the entire show or here to see a slide show.
    Smith Galleries is located at 1000 William Hilton Parkway in suites J11 (upper level) of the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island, SC. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 843.842.2280