“Seeing is Believing. But, sometimes…
the most real things in the world are the things we cannot see.”
-The Conductor (Polar Express)
This is the next chapter in the holiday Spiritile story!
- Released November 2022
- limited release
- 8.5 x 5.5 x 2"
- glass enamel on copper, formed around a wood core
From the Artist:
It’s the smell of Fraser fir, cinnamon and
warm vanilla in the air-
Holiday music plays softly, fusing with the laughter of your loved ones for all to hear.
It’s that moment waiting at the top of the stairs- before you’re able to come down to see what is there.
And what was always on the table,
served every single year.
It’s being embraced with love, as everyone came together from far and near.
It’s the simplest moments that are in your heart forever to hold dear.
It’s the traditions and nostalgia you hold close,
that will never fade away-
In your heart and mind is where they will always stay.
These small things we recall- smells,
sounds, and tastes-
They are the flooding memories that fill us, reminiscing of the most special time and place.
You see, sometimes it’s not about the reality of the world but the way we perceive it.
The way that we want to experience it-
how we want to remember it.
We choose to see the good, the warmth, the love that surrounds us in our most wonderful moments of life.
So, as this season is upon us and we start
back down memory lane-
Choose to see the good, choose to feel the warmth and the love; choose to Believe.
Every Spiritile is made painstakingly by hand in Houston Llew's studio in Atlanta, Georgia. The glass is applied to one side of the metal using stencils and relying on precise layering with hand sifters. The piece is only fired once. After firing, a pin is rolled over the enameled metal to form intentional crazing marks in the glass. Although it goes against the medium's traditional teachings, Houston says this technique creates increased light refraction, particularly in transparent glass.
Spiritiles can be hung on the wall (they look especially impactful in groups), displayed freestanding, and even withstand high humidity, direct sun, and covered outdoor environments (we recommend taking them inside during cold winter weather).