The Glass Worker

A visit to Mary Patrick near Bruno, Arkansas this past summer brought quite an unexpected surprise. We knew she made stained glass and glass sculpture but had no idea what extraordinary pieces we would see. The home is filled with the beauty of reflected colors through glass, along with her other lifelong treasures. Glasswork fills the covered porch work area, murals cover some walls and glass sculpture and art even extends to a little shed near the garden. Visit and buy a piece. I did.

Contact Mary at: Glasssmasher1@ gmail.com

Pictures and doors.

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Walls of glass.

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At home with the glass maker. Mary is a multi-talented artist and plays the didgeridoo – this collection hangs on her wall.

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r – My personal favorite window.

s – Near the garden

t – I keep running into people who own one or more baskets made by Kitty Chrysalis. This basket by Kitty suits Mary and her home.

u – A truly artful kitchen – what a colorful and inspiring space to create food.

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x – Weaving is another of Mary’s hobbies.

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y – Gene took a liking to this seed beaded staff.

z – A porch display of sun catchers and such. I went home with a few and they are hanging in the garden.

z2 – The obligatory reflection/self portrait.

z3 – Sunny flowers for a window.

z4 – This bin of scrap glass caught my eye.

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z8 – I can’t wait to hang my collection of these little trees this Christmas. Each is unique.

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z11 – Gene listening intently to the “storyteller” Mary as she spins her tales of glass work, seed beading and weaving. Life Is a quilt.

 

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