Kona Historical Society – Kona Historical Society's 2017 Online Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 23, 2017 07:00 PM HST

Art

Stunning Handblown Glass Vase by Heather Mettler

Item Number
332
Estimated Value
$185 USD
Sold
$195 USD to tl4729e13
Number of Bids
8  -  Bid History

Item Description

This fabulous seablue vase, with coral and ocean waves band decorating it, was lovingly made and signed by Heather Mettler, an innovative glass artist from Hawaii. This piece would look lovely alone or with a bouquet of flowers. It measures approximately 8"x4".

In Heather's words: "I've spent most of my life on the Big Island of Hawaii, growing up here, and eventually graduating from the University of Hawaii. Glass has been my primary medium for over 20 years, an interest I took to as a teenager, first learning sandblasting skills while apprenticed to a local artist. Later, a session at Pilchuck Glass School offered further study, including mosaic design with Felice Nittolo, and beginning work in casting and blowing. Thus began my passion for glass; casting, blowing, sandblasting and the like. After earning my BFA in Glass at UH, I returned to the Big Island, and started my own studio. My love of Hawaiian flora and fauna, the ocean, and Pacific island cultures can be seen in my work. Right now I'm designing and etching large vessels, playing with the fluidity and transparent nature of glass and experimenting with the layering of textures and patterns. I am using these vessels, in essence as my “canvas” for the etched design work I do."

Special Instructions

Proceeds benefit Kona Historical Society, a 501c3 nonprofit. Winning bidder is responsible for shipping and Hawai`i State tax (4.166%). We try our best to ship items as economically as possible. Most are shipped flat rate but larger or unusually shaped items may need to be shipped priority. Winning bidder is also responsible for postal insurance if the item’s value is over $500. As with all auctions, item is sold “as is” with no refunds available.

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