A Southern Original ... Contemporary Art by Southern Artists

Brenda Griffith

Brenda Griffith began kiln forming glass in the mid 1980's in Missoula Montana. The juxtaposition of lush and stark in the landscape and the colors of the mountains, forests and sky informed her early work. In 1987 she moved to Chicago, Illinois, and launched Siyeh Studio--christened for her favorite area in Glacier Park, Montana. The Craftsman architecture that permeates the Midwest strengthened her appreciation of clean, organic lines and infused the next stage of her work with warmer, softer hues. Subsequent moves to Austin, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia have enriched her palette with the vibrant colors and the saturation of light in the south and emboldened her to experiment with color and size on a much larger scale.
Ms. Griffith's work is an eclectic mix of functional architectural glass home furnishings (sinks, backsplashes, tiles, lighting fixtures, fountains, vessels) and glass art (one-of-a-kind boxes, sculptures, window and wall panels). She is a NICHE Award winner in the category Fused Glass. Her work can be found in galleries from the US Virgin Islands to Canada. Ms. Griffith teaches, mentors and writes. In addition to her pure glass work, Ms. Griffith collaborates with Bill and Elaine Snell of Black Cat Artworks, and Todd Briske of Bentwell Metals on glass and metal sculpture.  

 

 

 

 

Colorways ... pick a "Colorway" you love for each item.  

Here are photos of the sample tiles for each glass colorway we currently use in our pieces. Any glass piece you see on the subsequent pages can be ordered in any of these colorways though small pieces look better in the ones with fewer colors so there is enough of each color in the piece. The tiles in the samples below are all 10" squares to give you an idea of the scale and proportion of each of the colors. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!  Special orders may take 4-6 weeks.  

 

 

 

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