David Royce’s striking pieces, such as this untitled bottle, depict organic movement. “In my work, I’m constantly thinking about space and how it relates to…
“The more I work in glass, the simpler the forms become,” John Geci says. The piece that best defines his current aesthetic is a double-walled “Eclipse” bowl.
The urge to create has always been there, in a compulsive way,” explains enamelist Jenn Bell. Whether she was making floss bracelets under her desk in high school or building intricate models with her dad, Bell has always been working with her hands. Her early experiences lent what she calls a “muscular vocabulary,” to her hands, so when Bell attended Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, it was only natural that she take every introduction course in every craft medium.
As winter thaws and spring and summer bring warmer temperatures and lifted spirits, expect your customers to search for the best and brightest tableware and accessories. Guide their urge to decorate with iridescent bowls perfect for fresh appetizers, tumblers that tickle the hand, and coasters that bring the outdoors to the table.
Spectrum Art & Jewelry
Star Sosa, owner
Our best year was 2006. Since then, we have seen a consistent decline of revenue. Six percent the first year, 8% the second, and this year I am predicting at least another 8% decrease.
We saw declining sales beginning in October 2007, and 2008 was our worst year in 12 years.
I can honestly say that I haven’t reduced inventory levels in 2009. Most customers, I believe, want to select from full displays.