Friday, August 25, 2017

The Annieglass Water Sculpture Bowl

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

As a homeowner, you know that home decor is what personalizes your space and makes a house into your home. Your decor reflects your personal style, whether it be rustic, modern, casual or formal. One statement piece of decor can set the tone for the whole room.

If you're looking for a piece of decor that will bring a feeling of natural elegance to a room, consider the Annieglass Water Sculpture Bowl. This handmade piece is created from Ultramarine glass and inspired by the look of crashing waves. It utilizes a unique slumping process developed by the artist over three decades ago. Simulating the perpetual motion of the sea, it is a stunning statement piece for those who appreciate the art and nature of glass sculpting. And with a finished size of 28" x 20" x 8 1/2", it is a substantial piece of art for any room.

Annie Morhauser's story began 30 years ago when she saw glass being hand blown on a beach under a full moon. Since then, she has been in love with the beauty of glass. After graduating from California College of the Arts, she began to develop her own version of working with glass, called "slumping", which marked the beginning of Annieglass. She has revolutionized the industry of glass sculpture with her innovative designs for dinnerware and decor, which is now sold at luxury retailers and boutiques across the United States.

For decor that's more than just a decoration, but a genuine work of art, the Annieglass Water Sculpture Bowl is an excellent choice. Add a not-so-subtle touch of elegance to a room with this eye-catching piece and see the difference a true work of art can make in your home.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Annieglass Leaves Palm Frond Large Platter

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

Nothing says elegance like a well crafted platter, and this platter from Annieglass will set the mood for every dinner. It is a special piece in a unique shade of green, and it will bring life to a party when it is set out in the middle of the table. It is made to look like leaves, and all of the texture and detailing in this platter make it into the statement piece that will have everyone jealous. The edges are not even, but there are grooves and indents to make it all the more unique. The curves and fluted palm leaves make this the perfect piece to set fruit in and leave on the table for days on end.

Annieglass has been in love with the art of making glass for over thirty years, since she first saw glass being blown by another artist. She graduated from California University with a degree that would help to make her into the successful glass artist that she is today. She practiced and did what she could to come up with some good ideas for the glass she wanted to create, and then in the 1980s she was able to take her dreams and form them into the brand that now makes all kinds of platters, plates, and bowls all with unique and beautiful designs.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Gifting Idea: Personalize

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

The Holidays are coming and gifting is at hand. Gifting is kind of easy for one thing as you can just pick up something your friends and family can use. But if you are that person that wants to make everybody feel special, as they are, then you'd take the extra time of picking the perfect gift for everybody. But that takes time and research and who has time nowadays? To circumvent such precarious situation of balancing your time and your good intents, here's an idea that you might like. Get something nice, useful and durable that allows you to personalize. One thing I've noticed with savvy gifters is that they go for something just like that. And one maker of such things that they frequent is Annieglass. Annieglass makes richly textured dinnerware, serveware and gifts that transcends all styles making every meal a celebration. What Annieglass allows you to do is that it gives you a chance to have personalized and individualized messages engraved in their beautifully handcrafted pieces. 
 
Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro is an official dealer for Annieglass.
 
 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Picnic

Posted by Schiffman's at 5:20:30 AM in Annieglass (33)

Who doesn't love to go out for a picnic? This long-held tradition of partaking meals outdoors, ideally in a splendid place like a lake or park or at a public event (al fresco or en plein air), is probably one of everyone's favorite activities. While this tradition could have been observed for centuries now, only a few might know that the word "picnic" was first used in a published work in 1962 by Tony Willis in his work, Origines de la Langue Française, where the obviously new term, "pique-nique," was used to refer to a group of people dining in a restaurant where each one brought their own wine. The custom of people bring their own food as well as drinks had been brought until today. And why not further enliven this rich human tradition with a touch of dining elegance from Annieglass? Its buffet plate, handmade glass of 13-inch durable plate will be a perfect picnic companion everywhere you plan to go. 
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Dew Drops

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:15:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

Yet another interior accent to add to your dining area or living room, the Annieglass Dew Drops Collection is a glass masterpiece. The surface mimics the glassy surface of a quiet pond and a trickle of dew drops is set to create some ripple. The surface imitates a leaf's slender shape and the color, a translucent green, evokes a deep hue. This collection gives your dining set an artistic flair; if you're into arts or design, the Dew Drops only adds to your creative projection. The line includes food servers, plates, and saucers, among others. It's best to set them together to achieve a unified theme, but each piece can stand on its own as a soft accent to a hard surface like a wall.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

One of the Best Makers of Art for the Table

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

For Annieglass, it was the Roman Antique that did it. This Roman Antique is a plate of thick class that has widely painted rim of pure gold. It was in the year 1983 that this innovative beautiful piece captured the fancy of the discerning. It is the company’s and the designer’s original tour de force that made it as an icon of American sensibility, artistic talents and innovation. But that didn’t stop there for Annieglass. In 2006, the company was honored by the Smithsonian American Museum by selecting two sculptural pieces as part of its permanent collection – a great achievement to honor the hard work and talent that the founder and the company had put in their designs and pieces since their inception in 1983. 
 
To see more of Annieglass innovative pieces, visit Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem. 
 
 

Saturday, October 04, 2014

The Annieglass Difference

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:40 AM in Annieglass (33)

It was the Roman Antique that did it first for Annieglass. When it made it to a trade show in 1983, it made waves across the country’s leading retailers. They were captivated by the dinnerware in this design – a plate of thick glass with a widely painted rim of pure gold. Since then, the Roman Antique has been imitated but never successfully copied. Now, as one of the most reputable producers of handmade glass, Annieglass continues to design forward-looking glassware and continues to turn heads. The trademark look and unique shape is achieved by an Annieglass developed glass bending technique that allows 24 karat gold or genuine platinum to permanently fuse to glass. This technique allows Annieglass to create unique pieces that deviate from the traditional hand blowing. This also makes Annieglass pieces more durable – tarnish and chip resistant and also, dishwasher safe. 
 
To see more of Annieglass, visit us at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 
 
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Unique Pieces, Unique Technique

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:30 AM in Annieglass (33)

Annieglass has been on its 30-year streak of designing award-winning glassware to its worldwide clientele. With its trademark look, it has made its mark in the luxury market and even had two sculptural pieces (Tiburon and Coquina) selected to be a part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2006. What separates Annieglass apart is the unique look of its pieces that are brought about by a unique process developed in-house. It is a glass bending technique that takes a sheet of flat glass and melts it over a ceramic mold. These sheets are fired at 1350F – such a high temperature that precious metals like 24-karat gold or genuine platinum permanently fuse to the glass. This technique deviates away from traditional hand blowing as it gives the glass a one-of-a-kind translucent texture finish but it also makes the pieces very durable. 
 
If you have yet to feast your eyes on Annieglass pieces, you can pay us a visit at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. 
 
 

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Sincere Gift Idea

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

Don’t just give her an Annieglass piece in your anniversary. Personalize it with a message. Annieglass offers up to 60 characters to have your message engraved in any of the glass items. The letters are hand etched using a tool to literally create a personal touch. Moreover, your message will appear at the backside, while keeping the Annieglass piece clean and neat. Go ahead, give her an Annieglass Seafood Watch, for instance. Don’t just say, “I love you;” make it creative like: “I want to marry you over again;” “Ten years of love and laughter;” or “Happiness together always.”  Better yet, do you have a favorite expression when you’re happy or excited? Or maybe a nickname for her that no one else knows except the two of you? Etch it and it will be immortalized. 
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Art of Glass Blowing

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

Glassblowing is the art of creating glass sculptures by manipulating molten glass. The discovery of glass and glassblowing is often a subject of debate for some historians. Once humans discovered that they could create glass, though, they began to create beautiful works of art, including glass beads and vessels. As the old saying goes, those who can’t do, buy – no, really, you can’t think of anything else to say when you see Annie Morhauser’s work. Annie Morhauser fell in love with the beauty of glass when she first saw it being blown on the beach over 30 years ago. She graduated from the California College of the Arts with training in a range of glass techniques, but it was developing her own "slumping" process in the '80s that marked the beginning of Annieglass. Annieglass offers the most creative tables by mixing and matching modern and antique china with Roman Antique gold or platinum dinnerware. 
 
Get your own at Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem to give your dinner affairs an arty new approach. 
 
 

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Elegant Votives

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:45 AM in Annieglass (33)

Votives evoke elegant warmth in the coldest nights and an Annieglass votive elevates the ambiance a notch higher with beautifully crafted glass reflecting the candles. In translucent blue or white rimmed with gold, the glass votives appear like hand crumpled by delicate hands into water lilies that float peacefully in a quiet pond. The candlelight flickers silently, perhaps mesmerized by the unblemished, seamless surface of an Annieglass. As a standalone, this Annieglass votive creates a tranquil accent to a living room or bedroom; put together they offer a portrait of fireflies or minute Christmas lights that dance in the darkest night. Use the votives to decorate pathways, provide accent to center and coffee tables, or lighten up a dark corner. They’re also perfect as aroma instruments in the bathroom.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Singular elegance

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

Sometimes a single piece of an impressive glass item is all it takes to elevate your dining set to a luxurious level or create a twist in your interior. Take the Annieglass handmade glassware—it’s elegant in its simplicity. Our favorite is the Annieglass Translucent Blue. The hue is played across a palette of an ocean’s deep blue to a hint of green reefs. Used to serve finger foods such as nuts, raisins or fruits, the Translucent Blue is intricately crafted with sea-inspired designs like the family of seahorse and sailboat-shaped servers. Annieglass succeeds in creating an oceanic ambiance; its cool, breezy feel is a welcome addition especially to a small space. This charming glass set also provides an elegant adjunct to a fine dining set, diffusing the light to create a cozy atmosphere to the delight of guests. 
 
Explore Annieglass at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

All is Well with Annie

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Annieglass (33)

Special occasions should always be special. Whether it is a birthday, an anniversary, an engagement party or a simple dinner with the whole family, we must always make sure that everything is fit for the occasion, from curtains and tablecloths to our glassware and dinnerware. But risks are always around the corner and unpleasant things happen in the most unexpected times—we cannot just let it happen. Get rid of your worries. Use Annieglass.
 
Annieglass is an award-winning, hand-crafted glassware from California. Using all sorts of medium such as platinum, gold, silver and glass, every Annieglass is absolutely durable and a state of the art piece. Perfect sets for occasions like weddings and anniversaries are always in handy at every Annieglass studio and Annieglass distributor worldwide.
 
For your own Annieglass pieces, come visit us at Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem—authorized dealer for Annieglass.
 
 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nature as inspiration

Posted by Schiffman's at 3:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

The genius of Annieglass lies not only in its finely manufactured art glass, but how it adopts nature as inspiration. The whole array of Annieglass natural creations can provide your dining table with a fanciful twist, a natural magnet for small talk. The Monarch Butterfly is a three-set piece of slender heart, rectangle and square that mimics the butterfly’s elegant wings. The Flower Power side dish plates replicate in luminous glass the innocence and carefree feel of the daisy. These dishes can create a subtle but attractive accent or, in fact, they can set the dining theme tone as the centrepiece. The Nature Series are a collection of relaxing frosted glassware accentuated by white and gold strokes of twigs and branches. You can collect the whole series of chargers, plates and side dish to effect a relaxing forest-themed experience.  Annieglass has many more of these nature-inspired collections.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Diamonds in the rough

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

Not all fine art glass dinner set is made from perfectly symmetrical forms. Some of the finest glass items are shaped completely opposite to create a rough look. The Annieglass B.C. Dinnerware, in fact, reflects a stone-age theme, giving its plates and bowls a ragged edge to depict an uneven set of artist’s hands. Yet this intentional lack of symmetry gives the dinnerware its character and unique confidence reminiscent of an Annieglass handcrafted glass. Each item appears unique with its own pattern of uneven surface. The plates can serve appetizers in an informal setting, an outdoor gathering perhaps on an easy afternoon. The bowls are perfect for side dishes or finger foods. The Annieglass B.C. Dinnerware also includes buffet plates and dessert plates, all of which are guaranteed against chips and breaks. 
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Art snob

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:20:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

I used to date an art collector. I knew she had the trappings of art snobbery, the thing that makes “them” genius separate from the mortals like me, whose first and last encounter with art dates back to first grade. Call it serendipity, but one conversation went to art glass; she was probably setting me up for an easy surrender. Pity her, I remembered my mother’s Annieglass collection, those shining bluish limited editions that seem to create their own glow. I delved into specifics—to her surprise—delicately detailing the handmade glass sculpting of this Annieglass clam shell and mini splash bowl that my mum owns. Naturally, she knows Annieglass, as anyone with serious appreciation of art glass. I told her those items were uniquely signed and numbered and that Annieglass artists are renowned for creating glass that seems to natural flow like water. She nodded in agreement. I, in the meantime, sat there contented in winning over the discussion.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Friday, August 09, 2013

Precious dinner

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

How about eating on gold or platinum? The Annieglass Arabella crystal dinnerware blends intricate designs rimmed in 24k gold and platinum to create an impressive set for your dinner night. The Arabella patterns create poetic swirls of feather and paisley using bold strokes that give the glass more body. The patterns run across the dinnerware items; collecting them together lends a harmony of design and functionality. The Annieglass Arabella collection includes the rectangular and oval trays, round and oval platters and serving bowls. They add to your collectible designer dinner items, as they make perfect gifts for any occasion. The Arabella collection continues the Annieglass tradition of creating world-class designer glassware, handmade and rendered with artistic flair. They are perfect accents under halogen or chandelier light that makes a formal night even more glamorous.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Edge of perfection

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

The Dew Drops and Cone Vase collections are renowned Annieglass' works of art glass, but there is another line that exudes the signature's artistry: the Edgey food servers and presenters. Durable and chip-resistant as they are masterpieces of beauty, the Edgey collection showcases Annieglass mastery of the art glass and functionality.Creating random patterns through careful glass hammering and sculpting is a unique process perfected by Annieglass. The result is a new collection that reflects elegance, innovation and sturdy functionality. The cake stand is gold plated in the rim and column stand, a fitting server for the most basic pastries to the most complex cakes. The Edgey trays are equally charming in their uneven rim, which reflects light in unpredictable angles. This characteristic adds depth to any pastries or food served on an Edgey by Annieglass.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Art imitates nature

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

The dew drops are about to slide down the petal’s delicate, slender surface. Or so it seems; the dew drops and flower are hard as glass, the Annieglass Dew Drops collection. Are they food servers? Plates? Saucers? Or are they accents to add glamour to a dining set? However you see it, the Annieglass Dew Drops line is art glass rendered to perfection. The curves are randomly molded to imitate nature’s ever-shifting shapes. The translucence is deep, akin to looking down at an underwater abyss that seems to go on forever.  While the Annieglass Dew Drops item can impress any guest by itself, collecting the whole line and setting them together is as well striking. It is hard to digest a beautiful piece like this can exist for a utilitarian purpose. 
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Is it a flower vase or a fruit bowl?

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

The simple lines and basic whiteness of the Annieglass cone vase betray its glamour and prestigious lineage. Handmade using frosted glass, the cone vase carries the same breadth of design and sculpture of the “Tiburon” and “Coquina,” two of Annieglass works that are now permanent collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The cone vase is brushed in gold or platinum and guaranteed with the Annieglass trademark of durability and chip-resistance for a lifetime. Is it a flower vase or fruit bowl? If you’re not sure what to do with the cone vase, it is meant for one thing: a work of art by itself that you can display like a prized masterpiece. The cone vase is an ideal giftware, too, to show your sophisticated love for art and beauty.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wise investment

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:30:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

There is a joke that goes among porcelain tableware replacement retailers that an Annieglass is not a good brand to include in their inventory; hardly a restaurant will place an order for an Annieglass replacement because the signature is designed not only for beauty, but to last for a lifetime.  The translucent and frosted glassware collections, a cherished inventory by fine-dining restaurants, are rimmed with gold and platinum accents that are set over high heat. The process creates an Annieglass signature: the fusion of metal into the glass that produces chip-resistant, unblemished and sturdy glassware items built to last, perhaps, longer than the restaurant’s business. Collecting a line of Annieglass items is a wise investment, whether for your business or home.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

TLC for your Annieglass

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

The handmade delicate beauty of an Annieglass piece is priceless, a collectible to be cherished by your next generation. The investment you have paid for any of the Annieglass collections of translucent or frosted glass with gold and platinum accents is admirable considering that each piece is designed not only for beauty but also for strength; hardly a restaurant will order for an Annieglass replacement. An Annieglass is set over high heat that fuses precious metal and color into the glass resulting in an unblemished, chip-resistant piece. But like any other luxury item, an Annieglass is worth taking care of, such as using a mild detergent when washing it in the dishwasher; or damping soft cloth after washing to eliminate hard water buildup. Likewise, avoid applying abrasives, cleaning solutions, and metal polishing; your Annieglass is masterfully crafted for enduring shine.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Highest expression of glassmaking

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Annieglass (33)

 

What gives an Annieglass item its personal delicate feel that you know is unique to your dinnerware collection? The texture, frost and strokes of its design are masterfully crafted by highly skilled artisans. Handmade in California and engraved with the studio signature, each Annieglass stands out in your dinnerware cabinet. Using techniques that its artisans have perfected through the years, Annieglass fuses precious metals to the glass, creating that undeniable signature elegance. Its delicate, translucent glamour is only matched by its durability to resist scratches and chips. Such dedication to art and function earns Annieglass a place in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2006, the culmination of its founder’s passion to create a highest form of glassware.
 
Annieglass is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

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