DANIELLE BLADE / STEPHEN GARTNER
Gartner and Blade Glass is the work of Stephen Gartner and Danielle Blade. Business partners since 1995, Danielle and Stephen combine their individual ideas, techniques and experiences to create original works in hand blown and sculpted glass. Over the past decade, they have been developing a series of pieces that explore their mutual fascination with the use of found objects in the rituals of primitive cultures. In these pieces, they hope to convey a reverence for and an understanding of the value of our natural resources.
Natural elements such as bone, antler, wood, vines, fossils and rock formations have inspired their signature designs which include covered vessels and sculptural objects. Their work combines traditional hand blown techniques with innovative color application and their own original sculpting styles.