Contemplative Toys

My desire to create glass work that creates a sense of intimacy and connection led me to create the 'Contemplative Toys' collection. After casting the first Wishing Stars™, I discovered they were delightful to spin, thus becoming my first spinning toys; art to play with. 

Cast in lead crystal from hand carved wax originals and polished by hand, they have a rounded surface on the bottom that easily spins. They fit in the palm of your hand much like a wishing stone. Their weight in crystal gives them a natural momentum without using an axis to initiate the spin. Ancient art depicts spinning tops of all kinds, they are one of the oldest toys found in archaeological sites and are also used for prophecy.

The Wishing Stars™ connect many collectors; family, friends, teachers, lamas, and many others, around the world in a dynamic constellation. They have been available at galleries, museums, charitable and award events.

The Wishing Stars™ are available in 3 sizes: 2 1/4", 2", and 1 3/4" in diameter.   

There are 2 other collectibles available:  Star Dancers™ & Diamond Hearts™.

Star Dancers™ - 1 1/2" diameter

Star Dancers™ - 1 1/2" diameter

Diamond Hearts™ - 1 1/2" diameter

Diamond Hearts™ - 1 1/2" diameter

Lotus Diamond Hearts™  is a new version of the original Diamond Hearts™ which will be available Summer 2016. It is a Diamond Heart sitting on a Lotus throne.

The Dreaming Tree vessel includes a small wishing star atop a lid designed for it to spin upon.

The Dreaming Tree vessel includes a small wishing star atop a lid designed for it to spin upon.

For purchase inquiry, please send me a note from my Contact page.

 

 

Wishing Stars™

Wishing Stars™