Wednesday, October 12, 2016



Crash Glass Angels

Glass has always intrigued me. Long ago, I was a stained glass artist and created just about everything I could possibly think of in glass. Now, when I work in glass, I mostly work with mosaics and crash glass. For those of you who do not know of this technique, this is what I do. I purchase a large piece of tempered glass (the kind used in windshields of cars) I then drop the whole thing on the ground and marvel at the tiny pieces of jagged glass, which look as though they belong in a jigsaw puzzle. Well, it is kind of a puzzle putting them together. Then I create my design- in this case my Angels of Sacrifice- and place colored paper on them and then add the glass. I made the halos using a technique I learned in Italy while taking a fresco class and painted the angel's faces using the Renassiance oil technique, which includes using 6 layers of oils.

Turquoise Angel of Sacrifice

Side View with Rough Beveled Edge

The larger turquoise angel (which isn't actually an angel but looks like one with the glass acting as a halo scarf) in the center is 9" wide by 14" high. I have priced her at $125. The angel on the left which has a lime green base is 4 1/2" wide by 15 1/2" high and priced at $58.00. The dark green angel on right is priced at $58. and is also 4 1/2" wide and 15 1/2" high. If you feel there is one that you would like to adorn your home or office, I take paypal and personal checks. Just e-mail me and we can go from there.

Lime Angel of Sacrifice

Green Angel of Sacrifice

I have given all my angels the same story because it is one I was lucky enough to write it years ago after a personal tragedy. Here it is:


She lies cocooned beneath the gossamer wings of her guardian angel. She does not move, for fear her angel will leave her
To face the universe of memories That abide in her mind.
the angel came with strength, wisdom, love and a promise to lift her sorrow.
Luminescent prisms flow in the distance
Becoming brighter and clearer as she travels.
Seeds of light burst round her in an Unwavering fashion. Her angel by her side, they transcend toward a presence brilliant and familiar.
She is teased with leaving behind the heaviness of her life and escaping to a place of peace. But…knowing in her heart that it is not the time…for there is much more love to give before she can go home again…

She returns.

~Cheryl Dolby~

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