Painting Artel Glasses

By: Sanjeevkumar

is a glassmaking company based in praguethat fuses czech glassmaking traditions with contemporary shapes. owner karenfeldman designs elegant, whimsical motifs that are then hand-etched into theglassware on a made-to-order basis, producing pieces that are truly timelessand reflect a czech tradition alive since the 16th century. Named for a groupof Bohemian artisans established in the early 1900s, Artel has taken thistime-honored art and, working hand in hand with only the most highly skilledtraditional craftspeople, company founder Feldman has created a collection offresh, whimsical, yet elegant designs.

The quality of Bohemian crystal has been renowned forcenturies. Now designer Karen Feldman is wowing the US,UK, Europeand Asia by breathing new life into a classic craft.This American company, using Czech expertise, is setting a new standard in anage-old industry.

Adhering to centuries of tradition, each piece by isgiven the dedication and attention such luxurious items require. Frommouth-blown molten crystal to finished, engraved pieces, the process can takedays to complete. Feldman’s design innovation is winning new audiences withpopular patterns such as Frutti di Mare, and a new line of hand-paintedglassware is being unveiled using a process unique to Artel. "We willnever, for the sake of faster or cheaper production, forgo the tried and truetechniques the way other companies have." Says Feldman.

A testament to ’s quality and appealis its partnerships with such high-end retailers as Scully & Scully, NiemenMarcus and Harrods. Since the crystal is made the old-fashioned way, notknocked out by machines, each piece develops its own story. These are handmadecreations that will last a lifetime, eventually becoming family heirlooms thatgrace the homes and tables of future generations, each on ea story in themaking. This whimsical motif incorporates jellyfish, octopus, sea shells, seahorse, and starfish. Our collectors in Italycan’t get enough of it. A great choice for seaside homes or yachts. Pleasepurchase on online

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