Cork and Tapas, 2101 Indian River Blvd., Vero Beach, FL, featured three matched pairs of wine goblets from The Crystal Fusion Collection, art work by Ella Chabot in collaboration with glass artist Connie Dexter Spicer February through May 20, 2014.
The Crystal Fusion Collection is a limited line of artist glassware. A collection of vintage and unique crystal and glass stem ware are the canvases for Chabot’s art work as expressed by Spicer. One goblet at a time, Spicer magically captures Chabot’s art in hand etched glass.
The initial collection consisted of twenty-five diverse stem ware etched with Chabot’s original Blue Butterfly design. Another 25 colored glass stemware, dubbed “The Sea Glass Edition,” was later added to the Collection. “The Sea Glass Edition” stem ware feature several of Chabot’s ocean inspired nautical designs. The collaborative creative fusion between Chabot and Spicer enhances the best work of both artists.
From Chabot’s original designs, Spicer etches each goblet individually by hand, working with the character of the goblet, giving consideration to its style, color and composition. Thus, even in matched pairs, each goblet is unique and truly one of a kind.
Plans encompass adding new images to the collection in limited numbers.
Chabot and Spicer were honored to display six of the Blue Butterfly goblets for sale at Cork Tapas and appreciate the support of Executive Chef David Rodriguez.