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Boise, Idaho, United States
Handcrafted woodwork designed for use in storage and display. Boxes, cabinets, display cases and shadowboxes to provide safe environments for collectibles and to help keep special items close at hand. Perfect for small places needing to combine style & storage. Everything listed on my site is completely handmade by me in my shop from scratch. I use mostly recycled & reclaimed wood for my creations and focus on domestic woods and avoid any endangered exotic woods. Please contact me via email (jmcraftworks@gmail.com) for a custom order and I’d be happy to help with an original design for a special one-of-a-kind handcrafted item, a custom ring box, coin display case & mount, or a keepsake box.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wood / Fused Glass Collaboration

Another in the series of keepsake boxes combining wood & glass. The box is handcrafted of mahogany with a clear finish and the lid is stained black. The lid is cut as a frame with a recessed backboard that supports an inset panel of fused glass. The glasswork is built up using multiple layers of glass trimmed and arranged by hand to form a woodland scene of aspen trees. Fusing the multiple layers together gives the composition great depth and an almost three-dimensional quality.

On display at the Art Source Gallery in Boise, Idaho.

The beautiful glass work is by Wild Ideas Glass.
The woodwork is by JM Craftworks.