Glass on copper is his art form.
We just got some beautiful new pieces in!
The glass is applied to one side of the metal using stencils and relying on precise layering with hand sifters. The piece is only fired once.
After firing, a pin is rolled over the enameled metal to form intentional crazing marks in the glass. Although it goes against the medium's traditional teachings, Houston says this technique creates increased light refraction, particularly in the transparent glass, and allows for easier malleability.
Like all beautiful enamel works, the results are best seen in person to fully appreciate the effect.
Every Spiritile is handmade according to the same dimensions following the golden mean ratio. With a quirky smile, Houston likes to say these artworks are “Created as windows of the enlightened spirit,” inspiring those who interact with them.
While every piece has its own unique essence, all are created to live in community with the others, giving an eclectic collector limitless possibilities of personal expression.
It is Houston’s aspiration that every gallery representing Spiritiles be a place to seek the unusual - the moving - the enlightened element for the environment of the collector.
Display them - on your windowsill, mantle, bookshelf or desk. Spiritiles stand up alone and like to cozy up with budding flower pots, warm fires and good books.