LORI Schinelli

LORI Schinelli

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Softly patterned seashells and pieces of beach glass have always followed me home from the shore.
Displaying these in my workspace helps me to balance the noise and stress of modern existence.
Hard lines, sharp angles, and digital chaos fade as I recall the simplicity and beauty of life at the beach.
In my work, pieces of colored glass are melted together. Placed on elevated surfaces within the kiln, heat and gravity allow the glass to flow and distort creating organic color patterns.
When cool, these patterns are assembled on another kiln shelf and fused to create the final composition.
With the composition completed, each piece is given a unique shape. Heating in the kiln once more relaxes the glass over its hand built mold.
The last step in my process is to sandblast the piece, revealing the caves and caverns .within.
My work does not attempt to recreate any specific sea treasures; but rather to capture their essence. A reminder of our fragile and precious oceans.
I invite you to let your eyes wander along the flowing lines of color.
Explore a cavern. Swirl in a spiral of converging patterns.Escape the everyday world, for just a moment, engage your imagination and experience peace.



Blossom  171101
Blossom 171101
  • 7 x 7.5 x 6.5 in
Fantasy shell 171001
Fantasy shell 171001
  • 7 x 7 x 7 in
Fantasy shell 170903
Fantasy shell 170903
  • 6.5 x 6 x 5 in
Fantasy shell 170901
Fantasy shell 170901
  • 4.5 x 6.5 x 6 in
Reef#4
Reef#4
  • 12.5 x 16 x 3 in
Reef #1
Reef #1
  • 24.5 x 15 x 3 in
Fantasy Shell 170406
Fantasy Shell 170406
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  • 5 x 7.5 x 6.5 in
Fantasy Shell 170404
Fantasy Shell 170404
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  • 4.75 x 7 x 6 in
Long Key
Long Key
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  • 8.5 x 20.5 x 10 in
Ocean Flower 3
Ocean Flower 3
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  • 4.5 x 10.25 x 8 in
Flower of the Sea
Flower of the Sea
  • 6 x 14 x 14.5 in
Autumn on the Bank
Autumn on the Bank
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  • 4.5 x 16.5 x 15 in
Water Ways 2
Water Ways 2
  • 5 x 16 x 17 in
Unfolding
Unfolding
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Fantasy Shell #161225
Fantasy Shell #161225
  • 3.25 x 8 x 7 in
Effervescence II
Effervescence II
  • 8.5 x 17 x 17 in
Fantasy shell 160903
Fantasy shell 160903
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  • 4.75 x 6 x 5 in
Fantasy shell 160906
Fantasy shell 160906
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  • 4.75 x 6 x 5.75 in
Summer Tide
Summer Tide
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  • 3.25 x 13.5 x 15 in
Shallows
Shallows
  • 5 x 16 x 15.5 in
Clear Spring
Clear Spring
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  • 7.5 x 15 x 13.25 in
Fantasy shell #28
Fantasy shell #28
  • 5.25 x 8 x 5.5 in
Sea Dreams
Sea Dreams
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  • 3 x 12 x 7.5 in
Tidepool 2
Tidepool 2
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  • 5.5 x 18.5 x 17 in
Swept Sand
Swept Sand
  • 5 x 11 x 11 in