New! The Glasshouse Works Commissions from China
Our First commissioned items from China are now here! We have just received a group of twelve Chinese Auspicious Animals! They are sculpted in either marble and granite. We picture three of them just below. We call them "Lucky Beasts." indeed it it difficult to translate directly from the Chinese, but these beasts are a great piece of sculpture for the garden. We are keeping one inside by the fireplace. They traditionally are put in the garden because they are said to give good fortune to the owner and to protect from evil spirits. They are considered great watchers of the home and garden. We have seen these in various forms and different media over the years. The image we had these designed from was from a large incense burner in copper which we saw at the famous "Sun of Heaven" Chinese exhibit 10 years ago. We chose them to be in lasting stone for our gardening friends. Keep this in mind for the fall and winter holiday season. The one foot high size is perfect for the home too. The price is amazing low considering the fact that we had to made to order and they were shipped from just outside Beijing!
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The Art of David Whitehill
Not of course gardenworthy in your outside garden, but since he is a new artist to our set of galleries, check out the Work of David Whitehill who has created oils and acrylics for forty years. For fear of pinning a title on a painter of as many talents as David Whitehill, his art could be the art of a modern surrealist. But there are so many other angles to this multifacited talent! Mr. Whitehill uses dream images and waking images as the basis for his art. Often a dream will lead to a canvas. Often the canvas will speak to him and the organic image will grandually take hold of the work in progress. All of this is accompanied by fabulous techique and knowledge of the medium. Take a look and consider bying a painting, a work of art, that will grow in value through the years as well as grow in importance.
Mamerto Tindongan's Interpretation of The Green Man.
Reproductions from our Cover Artist, Roberta Donnenwirth
A Wonderful Garden Trellis by the Garden Forge
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Items from our African Art Series
We are pleased to announce that we now have a great selection of African Art. We have a Studio of these wonderful items--but below we are listing a couple of our featured masks These are always limited in numbers and are items not found in the mass market from Africa. We hand choose everything from our trips.
Items from the Tom Radca Studio
We will soon be adding some wonder ceramics from the Tom Radca Studios here in Ohio. Keep track of this spot and see some of his tiles appearings soon. Hopefully just in time for Christmas. We might even offer some of his ceramic bowls and plates.
Items from the Larned Studios
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We are pleased to announce that we are offering items from the Larned Marlow Studios. Please come back to this location soon for more selections from the fantastic floral designs of Gail Larned, done in sisal, jute and satin rattail. These are one of a kind items from one of our most original artists. Gail has instalations in many art galleries and offices across the country.
Items for Interior Decoration for the Avid Gardener
Marble and Granite Items from China for your Garden
We are very pleased to offer various imported Chinese granite and marble works. This gallery will increase as we get more in from China. We are working closely with Estatelions.com, one of the best importers of Chinse Art. We now have various foo-dogs (or estate lions) in the gardens and in the nurseries for sale. We offer some of these items below. On this page, you can see the first images appearing. Immediately below we have several of the first stone statues available. Check back here shortly for further entries and offerings. This Studio from our Garden Arts Gallery will be enlarging soon. We are pleased to offer some of these items for the first time in the U.S. because of our relationship with Estatelions.com.
Please come back often and see what new statuary we can offer. The items under one hundred pounds are shipped directly from Glasshouse Works by U.P.S. The larger items are shipped from Estatelions.com by common carrier (by truck). Packing of these wonderful items is always handled carefully and quickly. Some of the photos on this page are by Marc Gagliano, head of Estatelions.com.
Some of the fabulous Estatelions from China (photos by Marc Gagliano).
The fabulous Winged Cat, Bishou (Photo taken by Marc Galiano).