Danielle Blade & Stephen Gartner
Ashley Falls, Massachusetts
Gartner/Blade is the collaborative work of Danielle Blade and Stephen Gartner. Business partners since 1996, they combine their ideas, techniques, and experiences to create original works in both blown and sculpted hot glass. They are continually developing a series of pieces that explores their interpretation of objects used in rituals and worship. Natural elements such as bone, wood, vine, and rock formations combine with their highly original color palette to inform their signature pieces. Gartner/Blade merges traditional hand blown glass techniques with innovative color applications and original sculpting techniques.