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Art Chair
Art Chair

This fantastical wing-backed chair is a collaborative project between the client and the artist.  The design includes a rabbit, stag head, bird and Edward Gory-like flowers.  Colorful glass mosaic tiles were cut and placed by hand to the back side of the chair.  The front side is upholstered in black vinyl.

Photo credit: Chris Howell

Art Chair, view 2
Art Chair, view 2

Yes, it's functional.

Photo credit: Chris Howell

3 Birds and a Tree
3 Birds and a Tree

This custom designed glass on glass mosaic was designed for the client as a bath privacy screen.  The panel measures a little over 3 x 5 feet and is set in a frame built by Daniel Sellers.  The illuminated play of light through the glass adds a soft glow of color to the understated elegance of the home.

Photo credit: Mary Dorflinger

Huzun, detail
Huzun, detail

Photo credit: Katrina Doran

Huzun, The Streets of Istanbul
Huzun, The Streets of Istanbul

Materials: marble, sea urchin spines, vitreous glass and the discarded ends of blown glass vessels from the Glass Furnace in Turkey.

Opus Verde
Opus Verde

4' x 5' Peacock design on cement slab using Colorbody porcelain.

 

Opus Verde, plaque
Opus Verde, plaque

Lesley Rucker, AP Art teacher at Greenhill School,  designed the key element of this mosaic.  The border echoes the patterns on the terra cotta sconces around the school and the design is worked to honor the original architects and builders of the school's buildings.  This mosaic resides outside the library, facing the Founders Plaza.

Abstract Flower 2
Abstract Flower 2

Project by ArtAbility.

Photo credit: Chris Howell

Abstract Flower 1
Abstract Flower 1

One of three abstract flowers designed for a commercial wall space. Project by ArtAbility.  Materials include vitreous glass, unglazed porcelain and glass gems backed in metallic leaf.

Photo credit: Chris Howell

Red Hibiscus Monoprint
Red Hibiscus Monoprint

Detail.  

Materials: Tempered glass, smalti, millifiore and collage.

Photo credit: Katrina Doran

Heart Hamsa
Heart Hamsa

Size: 24 x 19 inches

Materials: silver backed glass and vitreous glass

La Cabeza, side view
La Cabeza, side view

Ceramic skull covered in vitreous glass and millefiori.

Photo by Denny Doran.

La Cabeza
La Cabeza

Photo by Denny Doran.

Noli Me Tangere
Noli Me Tangere

You cannot touch me.  Christ's message to Mary Magdalene when he appeared to her after his death on the cross and resurrection from the tomb.  This sculpture was designed as a milagro, a token for thanks given to a prayer answered.  

The hand sculpted form is covered in carpet tacks, sharp side out.  The interior is encrusted with Austrian glass beads and includes an Internal Organs Milagro of pressed tin.  The sculpture is topped with a radiant crown of 24K. gold glass.

Photo credit: Chris Howell

Noli Me Tangere, detail
Noli Me Tangere, detail

Photo credit: Chris Howell

Autumn Mirror
Autumn Mirror

Vitreous glass, rusty metal bits, smalti and 24K. gold glass.  

Size: 12 inch diameter

Photo credit: Katrina Doran

Trays and Trivets
Trays and Trivets

Custom designed trays and trivets by the noted furniture maker, Tom Cook.  Mosaic works inspired by Trading Blanket patterns and designs.  

Tray size: 21.5 x 12 inches

Trivet size: 14.5 x 8.5 inches

mosaic materials: unglazed porcelain

Star Boxes
Star Boxes

A set of three star shaped boxes mosaicked with turquoise and irridized glass.  Lids have magnetic closures.

Photo by artist.

The Pink Tulip
The Pink Tulip

A mosaic tulip sculpture for a touring display called Elizabeth's Garden.  The tour raises awareness for breast health care.  The studio was fortunate to have the Easter Bunny and his friend drop by to support us.

Materials: vitreous and tempered glass. 

Photo credit: Denny Doran

Prayer for a Perfect and Fine Day, tail
Prayer for a Perfect and Fine Day, tail
Prayer for a Perfect and Fine Day, eye, fish, bird
Prayer for a Perfect and Fine Day, eye, fish, bird
Prayer for a Perfect and Fine Day
Prayer for a Perfect and Fine Day

Metallic glazed porcelain, handmade ceramic tile, jewelry links, smalti and vitreous glass on ceramic base.

Size: 14 x 7.25 x 5.25 inches

Dottie
Dottie

Dottie is Who Who's gal.  

Materials: smalti, marble and white gold. 

Photo credit: Katrina Doran

Dottie, detail
Dottie, detail
Dottie and Who Who
Dottie and Who Who

A cute couple.

Photo credit: Katrina Doran

Who Who Hoot
Who Who Hoot

​Detail.

Who Who Hoot
Who Who Hoot

​6.75 x 6 x .75 inches

Marble and smalti on wood.​

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Euphorbia
Euphorbia

Euphorbia was inspired by the succulent gardens in Southern California.  This garden orb measures 49 inches around.  Materials include natural riven cut stones, pebbles, glass, unglazed porcelain and handmade ceramic geodes by the artist, Kelli Howie.

Photo credit: Katrina Doran

Euphorbia
Euphorbia

Here's another shot of Euphorbia in a garden setting.

Euphorbia, detail
Euphorbia, detail
Chicken Hill Farm splashback
Chicken Hill Farm splashback

This mosaic splashback was created for the clients as a beautiful memory of their beloved pets.  Materials include Mexican smalti, white marble, and 24K. gold glass.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Collins

Chicken Hill Farm splashback, detail
Chicken Hill Farm splashback, detail

Photo credit: Chris Howell

John Paul II, floor inset
John Paul II, floor inset

3' x 5' Mexican smalti and marble floor inset with the Doran Studio team: Taylor Bryant, Katrina Doran and Denny Doran.

Photo credit: Jerry Acuff

Milagro
Milagro

This piece was originally designed and created for the show Tres Milagros.  It is a token for prayers answered for healthy breasts.  The box shaped design of the mosaic covered in metallic glazed porcelain reminds one of a designer handbag.  The breast, is fashioned with genuine rose quartz, a stone of love and gentle healing.

Photo credit: Chris Howell

Milagro detail
Milagro detail

Photo credit: Chris Howell