Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's Better Handmade Blog Ring Post #5 - GlassSculptureOrg

This week's victim is Joy Alyssa Day of GlassSculptureOrg.  She and her partner reside in Carmel Valley, CA. It's really beautiful there. Clint Eastwood was Mayor of Carmel by the Sea for a bit and DH and I visited the Hogs Breath Inn while on our honeymoon.  Carmel Valley is about 10 miles away from the seaside town.

They does glass blowing, painting, etching, carving, all sortsa stuff pertaining to glass. They also write books, have a cat rescue, do regular painting, and things with wood. Yikes...must keep 'em out of trouble to be so creative.

Glass and I have a tendency not to get along...I've broken all types from Porcelain(You haven't lived till you've glued a Heron toe to your finger) to Swarovski(proud owner of a crystal lute) to Correlle and Pyrex. Needless to say, I try to have a very small profile around ANYTHING of a glass ilk.

Going through her shop...this jumps right out at me...and I sorta wish it was real...cuz I'm rather hungry right now...
Red Velvet Cupcake - Blown Glass Paperweight - Eco, Made in USA
A Red Velvet Armadillo Cupcake sans Armadillo. Just like in Steel Magnolias.

And no Armadillos were harmed during the making of the cake...seriously...I swear...

I love this paperweight too. I used to live on a beach/resort town/tourist trap where the streets rolled up from Columbus Day to Easter.
Blown Glass Cresting Wave
So the ocean's in my blood.

She's got some gorgeous fused glass pendants too...
Fused Glass Tile Pendant - EarthFused Glass Tile Pendant - When Youre Hot....
Aren't they out of this world? Pun intended.

Another really touching and amazing thing that she does is Urns, and Paperweights, for you  to keep and cherish the cremains of your pets whom have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  I wish I had known this when my birdies crossed. :( I have some feathers and Slifer the Sky Dragon's spurs in a box, some of Tom Brunanski and Jerry Remy's and MissMoneyPenny's feathers too.
Kitty Memorial Urn - Orange Tabby with KittyFace Topper
I'll have to remember this shop when Obelisk the Tormentor crosses. Hopefully not for quite some time yet.

She also does Bottle Stoppers, Business Card Holders, Candleholders and Dishes of various sorts.  Along with glass furniture (steps quietly away) bowls for your babies to be dunked in, awards and windchimes...I swear to the Gods that if it's glass, they can do it! They've even made awards for the Planetary Society, including Professor Stephen who got one and  a "Lobby Sculpture" for the Space Foundation. NOW I am even MORE impressed!!! If that's possible...

She, well THEY, can be found here:
This is for the Bengal and Maine Coon Cat Rescue:
And on FaceBook:


  1. Thank you for a wonderful feature! Believe me, I've broken more glass than you can imagine!! It's funny you mention the Hogs Breath, that's the one place we go for a drink whenever we go into town! LOL So glad you like my work. If you need a memorial in the future (long time from now!), I'll make sure it's made with extra layers of bubblewrap for you! Peace, Joy

  2. I knew I was in for a good laughter...and to think I break glass and china on purpose...ahhhh a wonderful tribute to our featured artist. Thank you...♥♥

  3. Oh that cupcake! It looks to have marshmallow frosting sprinkled with confectioner's sugar...Especially love the urn too... Joy certainly has a way with glass - thanks Brenda!

  4. I love that cupcake too! Love reading your posts, you & glass is sort of like me & white - it will be dirty within 5 mins just because it's white! Anything else I wear can stay clean all day - but not white!