Bubbles Below By Ellen Garvey

Bidding Supports: Marblehead Festival of Arts (Marblehead, MA)

Item Number
$500 USD
Online Close:
Jul 4, 2022 8:00 PM EDT
Bid History:
12 Bids

Ask a question about this item


"Bubbles Below" by Ellen Garvey

Medium: Blown and fused glass

Size: 19" x 8"

Artist Statement:

I work with both blown and fused glass so this year I am combining those in a unique way. I blew about 50 glass balls (think small blown glass ornaments). After annealing, I arranged them into the shape of the cod and "slumped" them in a kiln for glass fusing. The balls deflated a bit and fused together to make this unique artful cod. The shades of blue and resulting texture evoke the movement and colors of the sea and her inhabitants.

Artist Biography:

Ellen has been a glass blower for several years. She started by taking a glassblowing class as a way to escape from her demanding career in high tech. It wasn't long before she was hooked. It's hot, dirty, expensive, and demanding: perfect. When the pandemic hit, glassblowing ground to a halt. So glass fusing - which she had previously just dabbled in - moved to the front burner. So now blowing and fusing alternate for her attention. She is an instructor of blown and fused glass at Diablo Glass School in Boston, a juried Artist Member of both the Marblehead Arts Association and Gallery 53 (of the Rocky Neck Art Colony) in Gloucester, MA, a member of the executive team at Gallery 53, an active volunteer and three-term board member of the Marblehead Festival of Arts and artist member, finance committee member, and past board member of the Salem Arts Association.

Artist Website: eglassylady.com

Hosting Business: "Bubbles Below" is on display at French & Italian, 86 Washington, Marblehead, MA

Item Special Note

Pick-up of purchased cods will be July 9-14 at MacRea's Goods, 108 Washington St, Marblehead during normal store hours. The winning bidder will receive a notification email with information on pick-up time and location.

If winning bidder requires shipping, winner's credit card will be charged a separate $24.95 fee to cover USPS ground and handling. Shipping is available within the U.S. only and must be requested within 7 days after receipt of the notification email.

Any cod purchased via "Buy Now" will remain on display at the hosting business through the end of the auction, and will be available for pick-up as detailed in the winning bidder notification email.

If winning bidder has not picked up cod (or provided shipping address) within 30 days after the close of the auction, cod will become the property of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc.