Pearl nautilus with tendrils on  white coral

Melanie Cech Flameworked Glass designsMelanie Cech Flameworked Glass designsMelanie Cech Flameworked Glass designsMelanie Cech Flameworked Glass designs

Showcasing unique flameworked designs in glass 

Current show schedule/WINTER 2020

3/14/20 - 3/15/20

46th Annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on the Bayou

9 AM - 5 PM

Craig Park sits between Spring and Whitcomb Bayous in the center of Tarpon Springs.

Event Details

3/14/20 - 3/15/20

46th Annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on the Bayou

 

Original art, a wide range of music and international foods

make this Tarpon Springs' premiere winter season event! Join me for another amazing show! 

9 AM - 5 PM

Craig Park sits between Spring and Whitcomb Bayous in the center of Tarpon Springs.

Thank you to all of my customers that have helped make 2019 a successful year! Happy Holidays!

Jellyfish, Flameworked, designed in red and pink colors on sandstone and coral base. Original piece

About my artwork

My flamework glass sculptures and jewelry are made with Pyrex (borosolicate) glass rods. The pieces are sculpted in an oxygen/ propane flame, and trimmed with 22kt gold. All pieces are delicate, but durable, one-of-a-kind designs that are set in natural corals, shells, and stones that represent the local area.  

Featured Art

PEARL NAUTILUS WITH TENDRILS ON SANDSTONE BASE

Pearl nautilus shell with aqua, blue and green colored glass tendrils and 22kt gold trim.

Cobalt, aqua, and green tendrils stand approximately 18" tall. Trimmed with 22kt gold, annealed, and mounted to glass and sandstone coral base from Sebastian Inlet, Florida 

2019

Dragonfly in aqua and lavender on stone base

Dragonfly on vine  and stone base

Beautiful detail in aqua and lavender on glass vine and stone base. A must have for your collection! 

$ 155

Jellyfish Pendant

Jellyfish pendant

Details in blue and green, approx. 1.5" long, 22kt gold trim. New pendant design now available through online store. 

$ 48

current galleries and gift store locations

Melanie Cech at the Imagine Museum trunk show in December, 2018

Dali Museum, Downtown St. Petersburg, FL

The Glass Nautilus, is part of my "Signature Series Nautilus Collection".  

Found in my Logo, the nautilus and spiral represents the growth, organization and patterns found in all nature and life. (Read more about the Nautilus here.) Dali was fascinated by the spiral and featured the design in his masterworks.  These pieces, when available, can be found in the Dali Museum gift shop in two different sizes and settings.  

Ask for them by name!

Imagine Museum, Downtown, St. Petersburg, FL

The Imagine Museum is one of St. Petersburg's newest, most exquisite places to see for anyone that travels to the west central Florida area. It showcases the story and the artwork of the pioneers of the Studio Glass Movement in the United States over the last 50 years.  My sculptures and jewlery are showcased in the gift shop when available.  I am honored to be  featured in this beautiful museum!

Art Expo/Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach, FL

Art Expo is a charming gallery located in the heart of St. Pete Beach on historic Corey Avenue.  For several years they have displayed and sold a wide variety of my work including sealife sculptures on coral, freestanding pieces, and jewelry.  This store is located close to my home and I am able to deliver custom items quickly if ordered through this location.

Artisans/St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL

Located in St. Armands Circle and Key West, FL this gift store has some of the most unique, hand crafted artwork available in Florida. Artisans has been one of the biggest supporters of my work over the past ten years and carries a large variety of my sculpture and jewelry.  

Suncatcher's Dream, Sanibel Island, FL

 Suncatcher’s Dream is located in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes  and offers a beautiful and unique selection of affordable gifts handcrafted by artists from Sanibel and across the United States.  They have been carrying my work for over 10 years and I've become great friends with the owner.  

Friendly owners and staff with amazing customer service! Check them out when heading to southwest Florida!

Antonia's Boutique, Tarpon Springs, FL

 Antonia's Boutique & Gifts, a Florida resort retailer established in 2013, is located in the heart of historic GreekTown - Tarpon Springs, Florida. 

They carry a variety of my sealife designs, including an exclusive line of sponge divers and sponge diver helmets! I've known the owners since 1996 when I worked as a flamework glass artist on the sidewalk for a couple of years next to their store learning the tricks of the trade.  A great family owned store with wonderful customer service!  Visit them next time you are in town!

more gift store locations

Blue Crab on coral, flameworked with crystal bliss color rod and 22kt gold trim, 2019

Island Cove Beads, Indian Rocks Beach, FL

A fabulous bead shop & gift store offering a unique selection of local art, including a small variety of my sealife sculptures on coral. Located on Gulf Blvd in Indian Rocks Beach.  They offer over 500 hand made items created by over 50 local artists.  Go and visit Island Cove Beads today!

A Little Room for Art, Pass A Grille Beach, FL

 Opened in 2000 in  Pass-A-Grille, the historic section of St. Pete Beach, Florida, right down the street from the famous Hurricane restaurant. Opened by a group of seven local artists whose mission was to share in the privileges and responsibilities of presenting and selling their artwork. When available, A Little Room for Art offers my smaller sized sculptures on coral, and some jewelry. 

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Melanie Cech

Cech Glass, St. Petersburg, Florida

352-279-3191

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