Creating the “American Style” with Extraordinarily Talented Artisans

Some of the best, most sophisticated Interior Designers and artisans are right here in our own backyard. It is my honor to introduce you to some of the best artisans I have found in my 20+ years of working as an Interior Designer. Items that I will feature in today’s blog as well as those to come are what you would want to covet and pass on to the next generation.

At a time when we want to keep America working, I want to bring awareness to the many incredible, talented people here whose art is anything but home spun. These are not the type of items that you would buy and discard in two years for something new and better. There is an intrinsic value in buying quality. Some wise, old soul had once said, “Buy cheap, buy twice. Buy quality, buy once.” It is exquisite, sophisticated and worthy of a name to distinguish how good it is; I call it “American Style”. Good design and good quality stand the test of time, and here are eight hand crafted pieces of classic designs from the Paradise City Art Show in Northampton, MA.

R. Jason Howard Interior Design

R. Jason Howard

I love the lace work of this hand blown glass. It reminds me of sea life floating in the water. I would love to see this in the Foyer of a beach house.

Rob Glebe Design

I like the leaf pattern of this bowl and that you can see right through it, which casts a beautiful shadow on the tabletop.

Providence Art Glass

This bird nest looks magical to me as though it is floating with the cobalt blue eggs and guardian bird. This would look lovely on a coffee table because it is pretty from all sides.

Josh Simpson Contemporary Glass, Inc.

The hardestpart about picking this vase is that each piece from this collection is magnificent. I would love to hang a series of clear glass shadow boxes on the wall, with lighting from behind to properly exhibit this piece.

Kiln Design Studio

These bowls would look great sitting on a Kitchen island with fruit in them. The silhouettes of these pieces are a natural complement to the shape of fruits and vegetables.

 

 

 

Macomber Glass

This piece would look great on a table in front of a window. It would be fun to see what the colors look like on the opposite wall when the sun shines through it.

Sudduth Glass

I like the contrast between the curve of the vase, and the angular cut in the glass. The etching in the glass and the color variation makes this a bold piece of sculpture as well as a dynamite accessory.

E-Glass Studio

This piece makes me laugh because it reminds me of a pickle. This would look great facing a similar piece in another bold color.

I believe the artists featured in this post on “American Style” are on the same level as the best in the world. Because, in my book, the criteria is “it’s all in the details.”

Related Sites

R. Jason Howard

Rob Glebe Design

Providence Art Glass

Josh Simpson Contemporary Glass, Inc.

Kiln Design Studio

Macomber Glass

Sudduth Glass

E-Glass Studio


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