Carmella Jarvi, Artist. Specializing in kiln glass, painting and the business of art.

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Is Jarvi’s Glass Food Safe?

Although I create my glass to be enjoyed as fine art – not a functional ware – I do get asked about using my pieces for serving food. Unless a piece is a commission with clear glass top layer, I cannot guarantee it’s food safe. My kiln glass process has...

Small Business Saturday? Yes, Please.

HOLIDAY GLASS SCHEDULE…   First, Happy Thanksgiving!! Had a great time in Rock Hill, SC last weekend (Nov. 20-21) with Harriet Goode and Alfred D. Ward in Gallery 5 group show! Sold some glass & made a lot of new friends. Missed me in Rock Hill? I’ll have new glass for...

Pretty Glass Bowls for the Holidays.

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…exploring back lit glass.

Although I’ve known glass must be lit properly to look best, I have been so busy learning about kiln glass that I have only recently started playing with light. This is a detail of a cast glass prototype with back lighting. Because glass is SO expensive, I am doing...

More glass & light.

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What I’ve been up to…

  http://carmellajarvi.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/P9100203.m4v     http://carmellajarvi.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/P9100208.m4v     http://carmellajarvi.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/P9100220.m4v   I have been asked several times recently what I’ve been up to. The truth is I’ve been spending a lot of time organizing, gleaning, and creating – as close to my dream life as I can get. A lot of...

First Corporate Glass Commission – 2015

  Thanks to Sozo Gallery, I have recently installed my first corporate glass commission at PriceWaterhouseCoopers‘ Hearst Tower location. Commissions are a longer process, both exciting and challenging. They had a section of custom made cabinets – their entire office was beautifully renovated not that long ago – that...

First glass commission – 2014

    Where does the time go?? Through other connections (Packard Place), I first met Jason Fararooei. He’s an amazing entrepreneur AND a big supporter of the local arts in Charlotte, NC. I think originally I met him at a presentation about utilizing social media. He made quite an...

Catch New Glass @Sozo!

Last night was a fun one. Haven’t updated this site in some time… because I have been MAKING the work. New glass, arranged beautifully, and paired with other Sozo artist, Liz Barber set the scene. Add adult beverages, artisan chocolates and a lot of folks who love art, and...

Glass changes…

    Getting the dream kiln has enabled me to have more control over my glass as well as begin to scale up my pieces. Here are three most recent wall mounted composites! (Yes and Float BELOW may be reconfigured. Just quick pics.)         Share...