Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mike Urban's glass flowers

Incredible glass flowers designed and constructed using antique glass (vases, cups, saucers) by Mike Urban (very talented friends I knew from Seattle PI). Someone is linking from Facebook to this old link. I forgot how happy these flowers made me. ;) 








12 comments:

s'mee said...

These are SO amazing! I am always in awe of a person who can see (then create) such beauty from items meant for completely different purposes. I can't stop looking at these and wish I had a garden full of them.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I really like the first 'daffodil' photo. What a great use of old glass.

Kim Carney said...

Thank you Janet. I know Mike, and he is a great, inventive artist. What I love the most, is to look at the pieces and see what he used to make it ;) I do get upset sometimes that all of these "vintage" things are being destroyed ... but in this case, I think I can get over it ;) Thank you for visiting!

daydreamsdustbunnies said...

They're not being destroyed...just repurposed. And they're gorgeous!

Kim Carney said...

I stand corrected. I guess I don't mean "destroyed" in a bad way. I love that they are repurposed. But as that "vintage" thing will never exist in that form again ;) I agree, I think they are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

These glass flowers are absoluetly gorgeous! What a showpiece to have in a flower garden. Thanks for sharing such beauty!

Denise Makuski said...

These are absolutely gorgeous I've seen these before but by far these are better.I've wanted to try making these myself but don't know how or with what they are attached together and how attached to the stems.Anyone know how? I've collected glassware for when I learn...

Kim Carney said...

Hello Denise. I am not sure, but I know the artist ...and will ask him for some secrets on connections ;)

Anonymous said...

yes, instructions, please

Anonymous said...

I love his work! Where can I purchase some or how can I contact Mike? I need some of these for my garden. :)

Kathy

DonnaHennig said...

Mike is the premier glass flower artist! I make glass flowers as well, mostly for fun and to give to friends, and would love to know how he attaches the stem to the base. Looks like a weld. He couldn't be drilling these, as some have six items, and the center vase is very narrow. I make my own stamens, and wonder what Mike is using for his. I would love to own a "Mike Urban" as well. Where is he getting all his pieces, since several have multiple blooms? There must not be a vintage glass item in the entire Hood Canal area! Especially Vashon Island! Lol

Lisa said...

Yes, I must agree with prior post, Mike is by far the premier glass flower artist, WOW ! is my reaction. . I to would like to know what Mike uses for his stamen? Does he make his own, they are beautiful :)