The Discovery: Artist Jacqueline Winch
Prices start at $2,200.00
We are delighted to offer you the
opportunity to commission a custom pet portrait that is made from thousands of
tiny glass pieces (some as small as a grain of rice) painstakingly placed to
create a mosaic replica of your loved pet. Literally thousands of pieces of
hand-cut glass make up this amazing portraiture. Subtle shadings and varying
glass textures and placement, enhance the multi-dimensional aspects of these
wonderful mosaic works, including deep further dimensional, wrap-around
sides. The artist also creates the "glint" in the eyes, which, although a
small creative detail, adds significant "life" to the subject - a technique of
her own creation and which is most effective.
The artist works from supplied
photographs. Prior to starting a commission, she will consult with you on the
desired size, position of animal and any other personalized items you may want
incorporated; i.e. include their name, favorite toy, etc. Depending on the
number of commissions in the queue, the average time to complete your design is
eight to ten weeks. Once all of the details are discussed, you will have a
final price quote and delivery time frame.
beautiful works of art are not simply limited to pet portraits! Please feel
free to request a commission of your children, your home or perhaps something
else near and dear to your heart!
fabulous creations are the work of artist Jacqueline Winch. Upon completing her
art degree from UCLA, Ms. Winch spent many years immersed in ceramics, weaving
and printmaking. Immediately after UCLA, she opened her commercial studio, "The
Pottery," in Los Angeles. Her work at this time found its way into many
prestigious galleries alongside other notable artists such as Ruth Duckworth,
Peter Volkos, John Lewis and Ken Price.
career in stained glass began in 1969 when she exchanged lessons in ceramics
with a young master glass craftsman's apprentice from the UK. In the late 60's
there was a resurgence of interest in stained glass; however there were few
modern tools and raw materials for serious glass making. Hence, Jacqueline actually
learned to create her designs using the "Old World" (centuries old) techniques.
The majority of her glass was purchased from Europe until high quality glass
became available domestically.
worked for several years as a studio artist and instructor for the prestigious
Meredith Stained Glass Studios in Washington DC. One of her great thrills
during her tenure was being selected to repair and restore a rare antique Louis
Comfort Tiffany lampshade for one of Meredith's clients. Another thrilling coupe
was having one of her personalized kaleidoscopes commissioned for Ringo Starr's
personal art collection.
work has been displayed in notable galleries throughout the US and featured in
numerous publications world-wide. When asked how she feels about being such an
accomplished artist, she responds, "My greatest satisfaction is when my work
pleases others. There will never be enough time to create all of the designs
I'd like to, and each piece I do leads to the next with eager anticipation."
Jacqueline resides in Southern California with her husband and their adored
a custom Jacqueline Winch mosaic portrait, please send us an email via our "Contact" link and reference Mosaic Portrait in the subject line.
include your contact information, desired size and a few photo attachments of
your subject matter.