Today’s favorite – glass art by self-taught artist Craig Mitchell Smith.
I think the ultimate placement for glass is outside. It seems contradictory, such a delicate, fragile material. Yet it withstands wind and weather, and its beauty in natural light is breathtaking.
Smith works with metal smiths to create sculptures combining glass and metal. His forms are created in a kiln.
Starting with a background in painting, Smith has also done interior and garden design, set design for theatres, and floral design. With no training in working with glass, he experimented with jewelry, then quickly moved into kiln formed sculptural pieces.
About a year ago, in October of 2010, Smith opened his own gallery in Okemos, Michigan. Visit his website to see more: www.craigmitchellsmith.com