Houston Llew

Spiritiles are the creation of Houston Llew, a highly gifted mixed-media artisan living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. Age-old and not so age-old sayings of wit and wisdom are presented along with brilliant images created by fusing finely-powdered colored glass to sheet copper in a 1500° F kiln. The resulting copper “canvas” is painstakingly wrapped around a solid wood block then sealed on the back. The inscriptions are presented on the sides of the block, the author identified on the top. Spiritiles are the perfect gift for life’s special moments and can be enjoyed anywhere, even in sunny or humid places where other treasures may wilt. The tiles can be easily wall mounted or kept free standing. They are even happier when grouped together.