MELANIE L. CECH
GLASS SCULPTURE ARTIST
Wishing you and your family much happiness and love for the holiday season.
The big day may have come and gone, but keep in touch as we’re always up to something new and exciting.
If you've been waiting for a new piece to add to your collection - this one, is it!
It's true that witnessing a sea turtle "hatch" is a combination of great perseverance and luck. So, consider yourself very lucky if you happen to encounter sea turtles.
Sea turtle season occurs from April to October, with most nests laid in May thru July. Hatchlings emerge 50-60 days later. Only one in 1,000 turtles survive to adulthood, with an average egg-hatching rate of over 50% in the Gulf Beaches.
After learning all of this information about sea turtle hatchlings, I decided to create an artistic representation that is part of our natural ecosystem. I have created the Sea Turtle Hatchling Series, with the addition of light blue Sea glasses representing the sea, handmade resin turtle eggs, and green and gold grasses in glass and natural branches that add to its natural beauty, all mounted to one beautiful piece of "sand dune looking" white coral. The new series is available in a selection of larger sized centerpieces that are approx. 16" x 16", a medium version that includes 5 sea turtles, and smaller versions from one to three turtles. The very first one, "I Hope They Make It", titled appropriately, was purchased by a friend who is a volunteer with Seaturtletrackers.org., an organization that is dedicated to helping these baby hatchlings survive. The second centerpiece in the series, is now on display and available at the Chihuly Museum during the "Made Here 2" exhibit now through Dec. 11th.
Browse my online store to find your perfect "Sea Turtle Hatchlings" piece to add to your collection! It's already a customer favorite!
"Peace and Love" - item still available to purchase.
Preview clip of my Virtual Online sessions! Pre-orders available now! Session 2/Module 3
Adding a fin to an angelfish
Watch a short clip of Melanie teaching her techniques behind the torch
Custom made resin bases are the perfect addition to any sculpture! They are great protective layers to place under any coral base sculpture to avoid any scratching on your furniture and also add another layer of texture or shine! They are completely customizable -you can choose the size, shape, and color or texture you prefer to pair with your sculpture! See color option photo included to choose your perfect match.
My flamework glass sculptures and jewelry are made with borosilicate glass rods. The pieces are sculpted in an oxygen/propane flame, trimmed with 22kt gold, an. All pieces are unique, one-of-a-kind designs, that are set in natural corals, shells, and stones that represent my love for sun, sand, and sea.
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