Friday, December 18, 2015

When Giving is Receiving

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:51:18 PM in Simon Pearce (32)

Giving is a social act that ties us together for our mutual benefit. In our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives. Truly, when we give, we receive something in return — not the physical, tangible gift but the long-lasting, heart-warming feeling of satisfaction that comes with giving. Having realized that gift-giving is one of the most basic human virtues, Simon Pearce offers a way to make difference for others. Take for example its KP LoveYourBrain Hurricane piece, a gift handmade in America by Simon Pearce glassblowers, it allows the giver to support the LoveYourBrain Foundation — a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by brain injury. Created from lead-free glass using centuries-old techniques, the giver, with this piece, is truly the receiver.
 
See other Simon Pearce pieces at Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem. 
 
 

Friday, August 07, 2015

Perfect in any form or size

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Do you prefer pint-sized or gigantic? Whether you’re intent to make a grandiose statement or just to add a slight dash of sophistication for your home, Simon Pearce glassware creations have the perfect breadth for you. Take for instance the Norwich Collection, which is derived from the very first designs of the world-famous expert in glassblown products, the Norwich silhouette. These glasswares' simple lines and handles endow them with fundamental yet awe-inspiring splendor and utility, enabling them to be perfect for both everyday use and formal accommodations. Take your pick or get for yourself the entire Norwich collection, which includes the best-selling Norwich Bowl, Vase, Ice Bucket, Chiller, and Beaker.
 
Check these Simon Pearce creations at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Lost Art of Glassblowing

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Many of us take for granted the art of glassblowing when we sit down over dinner and our glasses on our plates' side. A closer look at these glasses though, one is reminded of the age-old technique perfected through the skills of ancient craftsmen handed down from one generation to the next. Maybe we're so used with the drinking glasses we use daily every meal because they've been mass manufactured in a sprawling factory somewhere in China. But if it's a Simon Pearce, wouldn't you not fail to notice the elegance and mark of perfection of this brand? We wouldn't because it's one of the few remaining hand crafted glass products in the world today. The art itself, Simon Pearce, the founder,  teaches in European glass houses and through studies at no less than the Royal College of Art in London, U.K.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Autumn style

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Fall fashion doesn’t end in your clothes and accessories. It also extends to your interior so make sure you got everything in order down to the details, and that includes your dinnerware. This autumn, Simon Pearce offers a line of exquisite dinnerware sets that will surely cure the melancholic ambiance of falling leaves and crisp air and give life to your dreary mornings. The Barre Pasta Bowl Place Setting in its elegant asymmetrical art pottery style conveys warmth and a sunny disposition. Its lighthearted style can brighten up the dullest dining area. The Belmont Cereal Bowl Place Setting features concentric circles and rustic design; cold fall mornings are suddenly transformed with images of a breezy Mediterranean coast. Meanwhile, the Cavendish Cereal Place Setting adds elegance to the crisp season with its fine lines and simple all-white design.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Simon Pearce

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:20 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Simon Pearce brought him his glassblowing and pottery-making expertise from Europe to the United States in 1981 – specifically in Quechee, Vermont where he finished a restoration of a historic woolen mill turning it into a facility fully powered by hydroelectric energy provided for by the Ottauquechee River. Today, he’s one of the most sought-out producers of luxury glassware and pottery. He has been described by The New York Times as a prominent American designer of glassware having his works been given as gifts to foreign dignitaries and even to Academy Awards presenters. His works range from dining & entertaining, living & decorating pieces to gifts. And his designs range from the simple to the complex – elegant nonetheless.
 
To see what Simon Pearce offers, please visit us at Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem. Schiffman’s is an official retailer for Simon Pearce. 
 
 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Get a Piece of Simon Pearce

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:55 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Simon Pearce is an Irish American entrepreneur that has made his mark in glassblowing and pottery. He had been described as a prominent American designer of glassware by The New York Times. His creations have been given as gifts to foreign dignitaries and to presenters at the Academy Awards. In 1981, Simon Pearce sought independence from European business constraints and high energy costs and moved to Quechee, Vermont. There, his facility (his glass furnace and electricity) is being run by hydroelectric power. He also runs a restaurant there that enjoys the reputation of being one of the most popular fine dining restaurants in Vermont. Simon Pearce designs are perfect in accenting homes and businesses. They give the mood a special boost. There are a wide range of Simon Pearce pieces from pendants to lighting décor. The company also creates custom designs for individuals and companies. 
 
To discover more Simon Pearce pieces, come visit Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. 
 
 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Beautiful glass

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Simon Pearce (32)

Glass has a delicate appeal that can add elegance to your interior design. It is best used as an accent, for instance, as a breaker to a solid whitewash concrete. The gleaming, soft glass surface evokes cool, soothing relief from the warmth of ceramics. For quality and luxurious glass accents check Simon Pearce decorating collection. It’s got graceful globe and revere votives that create mood lights. The Silver Lake Triangle Tea Light reflects an elegant garden light on warm summer nights; or try the Star Tea Light and Sand Dollar Tea Light on a still pond and watch the evening turn starry.  Likewise, the Woodbury Triangle Candlestick in large, medium and small size is perfect for a romantic dinner set. Simon Pearce creates a most beautiful glass accents to your interior.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Pearce Shape

Posted by Schiffman's at 5:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

There are truly an endless variety of shapes and combination of shapes, each communicating its own meaning and message. Sometimes, there are a variety of meanings that are more commonly ascribed to these shapes, particular when used in a religious or magical context. Much the same way that lines have meaning, shapes have meaning and are an important building block in the visual grammar and visual thinking especially to artists. Geometric shapes, specifically, usually suggest organization and efficiency. It suggests structure. Geometric shapes tend to be symmetrical further suggesting order. One particular artist, Simon Pearce, well-known for his glass pieces, has blended nature’s most basic elements and his definite acclaimed glass forms and functions, with the simple shapes of 1920’s Bauhaus design: circles, triangles, squares, to create his latest collection, the Geo. Geo is Simon Pearce’s newest design made especially for those who love to mix and match modern pieces with treasured heirlooms. 
 
Visit Schiffman’s at Friendly Center to see and behold Simon Pearce pieces in designs and nature, and be able to think about what they are saying to you, what they make you feel.
 
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pottery Made Artistic

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

If you want to add warmth and personality to your dining hour consider adding Simon Pearce to your dinnerware collection. Each item has its own character and is hand crafted by artists with a collective experience of about thirty years in pottery-making. The Simon Pearce plates, bowls, servers, mugs and pitchers go through the deft hands of the master potter using the finest quality clay to create the perfect shape. They are subjected to traditional throwing techniques before they are baked in a bisque kiln under a closely monitored temperature to assure the items are evenly hardened. Then they are glazed to achieve an elegant appearance before they are checked for the tiniest imperfections. When you buy a Simon Pearce you’re getting one of the best ceramic dinnerware collections.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Drink to elegance

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:25 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

When we think of elegant glassware we often miss the role pitchers, decanters and carafes play. When we consider that they’re literally often at the center of the table for everyone to reach in, they must be included in our wish list of luxurious glassware. In that case, you can wish for a Simon Pearce line of these vessels for anything liquid that can be drunk. The Addison and Barre Pitchers are slender, their lines lend a sensual feel to it. On the other hand, the Woodbury Pitcher is masculine, bold and massive for holding large amounts of juices, perhaps. For an artistic touch, the Madison Carafe and Rye Decanter are creatively moulded in elegant shapes. Likewise, the Royalty Carafe is a class on its own, living up to its blue-blooded name.
 
Explore Simon Pearce at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

An Irish Touch

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Among diplomats, gift giving requires articulate choices and one of the best choices are glasswares from Simon Pearce. Simon Pearce of Irish descent began producing glassblowing pieces which are distinctively creative and alluring. The company diversified into pottery and restaurant business but what makes the company more famous are its glassware pieces. The artistic designs of Simon Pearce glass pieces are expressive of its personality. Intricately created for eccentricity yet its conventional function exceeded its purpose. The flamboyant Simon Pearce can assure you of the palatable dishes offered in his restaurants, which offers a variety of choices according to one's discretionary taste. It can guarantee you a night of sumptuous dinner and ambiance exclusively prepared by Simon Pearce. Simon Pearce is a personality of diversity for people of exquisite taste.
 
Simon Pearce Glassware products are exclusively available in Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Unique Versatility

Posted by Schiffman's at 4:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

A character so appealing and distinct yet it possessed an avant-garde design suited for people of demanding taste in jewelry and glass art. Usually created as tools for human behavior, utensils with exemplary attributes magnified by its astounding features are the fine points of appreciation usually noticed by people. Though some of the collections are classic beauty, it has collections that are suited for modern perspectives. The company has this attitude of evolving ideas for innovations that are expected to be the next era of utensils. Cleverly immersed in every product are the hallmarks of a Simon Pearce creation, made individually for perpetual satisfaction. It makes daily living a special moment to appreciate for people of special taste!
 
Simon Pearce Collections are displayed at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Taste for flair

Posted by Schiffman's at 4:30:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Create warmth and luminosity in your home or garden with accents that literally light up your interior landscape. The Simon Pearce collection of globes, votives and tealights is perfect to create wonderful paths, corner accents or even theatrical centrepieces. The Simon Pearce glass is crafted with detailed etchings and seamless fluidity. You have a wide array of style, too, to match your theme. The Corinth Globe is notably distinct in its solitary inner glow. The Highgate Heart Tealight is solid but liquid-like, an illusion that teases your senses. The Thetford Tealight serves you three lights on a singular crystal base. The Mansfield Tealight is bold and sensual. Each Simon Pearce globe, votive and tealight is magnificent alone, but equally stunning together. Each is crafted exquisitely with a taste for flair, so to speak.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Subtle beauty

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:25 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Accents can make or break your interior design, so thread this line with extra care. The trick is in the subtleness, what to execute and what to throw out of the design palette. Simon Pearce offers a whole array of wooden home accents that you can work on. The items are rendered in neutral art, that is, you can apply them almost in any interior theme. The wood server ware can go with silver, ceramics or glass. They add warmth and a solid feel, even creating a natural scent as it ages. The Live Edge Maple Pate Board has a natural cut to it that lends a taste of the outdoors into your home.  The Walnut and Cherry Serving Set creates their own natural appeal and character. Notably, the Olivewood Duo Server Bowl adds a serene ambiance reminiscent of a Zen garden.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Pitching it

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:40:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

How do you choose the right pitcher for the dining set? Choose a Simon Pearce and you will be rewarded with a whole range of pitchers in various shapes and designs. Should you want it straight and tall or curvaceous? Slender or stout and proud? Long necked or wide rimmed? The Simon Pearce pitchers and carafes are perfect for any occasion, either in a classy cocktail event or for casual afternoon refreshment. Pour the liquid inside and the clear translucent crystal gives it an inner glow. Our favorites include: the Belmont Pitcher with its narrowing body and delicate handle; the Canterbury Village Pitcher because of its long body that shoots up straight, which exudes both elegance and strength; and the Addison Carafe, as curvy as a super model.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Caffeine kick in ceramics

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:30:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Drinking gourmet coffee demands drinking it in a gourmet cup. Makes sense, right? Call it sensual, but the lips enjoy touching a solid mug with a thick rim even before tasting the deep roast of caffeine. This idea is not lost in the Simon Pearce mug collections, fine ceramics moulded skillfully and hand finished individually. The Barre Mug in black gives a caffeine kick. Solid and easy to grasp, it is a perfect vessel to hold the freshly brewed coffee.  Hold it with two hands, feel its earthy surface and simmer the black brew inside; the Simon Pierce mug becomes one with the coffee. It is the perfect complement to an early morning breeze as you sit back and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. The mug is available also in alabaster, shale or slate color.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Celebrating the master potter

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Pottery is both an art and utilitarian. It makes sense that dinner time, where we perform a basic human need of eating while socializing, should be a perfect fit for pottery. Since the ancient times, the artist has been perfecting his craft, and Simon Pearce is but the tail end of this quest for mastery. The signature, which also creates glassware and home decors, is one of the must-have pottery dinnerware collections if you are to impress the guests. The flawless, unblemished surface of a Simon Pearce ceramic plate, guaranteed not to chip or break for the longest time, is a celebration of how much master potters have come in perfecting their craft. Simon Pearce mugs are also sought-after, a complement to a full range of Simon Pearce pottery dinnerware that also includes bowls, pitchers and bake ware.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Distincly simple

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:40:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

There is a serene, almost Zen-like, air in a Simon Pearce piece, be it glassware, ceramic, lighting or home decor. The potter’s patient touches to bring a Simon Pearce ceramic to life or the glassblower’s calculated molding to fashion out slender lines from molten glass seems to plow into its elegant five-piece cutlery line. The Woodbury Chopper is stainless steel that is hand treated to create a burnished finish. The spoon, fork, and knife exhibit an irony of rustic and smooth sensations. Contrast this to the modern classic lines of the Pride Flatware designed by renowned English metalworker David Mellor. The set is simple yet timeless, a fit in any occasion. Other five-piece sets include the Pewter, Chelsea, Corinth and Paris flatware. Each one has its distinct style, yet all reflects the Simon Pearce simplicity in elegance.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Potter's magic

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

There is magic as the potter slowly brings to life a Simon Pearce ceramic out of a patch of earth. Working one piece at a time, the potter starts to mold the clay on the spinning wheel. He applies just the right pressure mastered from years of workmanship to shape a bowl and create a hollow that slides in like water flowing into its bottom. With patience and focus, the potter slowly creates the familiar Simon Pearce bowl with seamless curvature. The potter then puts a slight touch to create yet another Simon Pearce signature, the smooth ridges that run around its ceramic bowls, plates, chargers and servers. After some sweat, the raw Simon Pearce bowl is done and ready for the kiln and glaze. The potter moves on to the next patch of earth; perhaps, the one that will go to your dinner table. It’s a unique piece you can claim all your own. 
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Blooming flower to a bee

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Simon Pearce (32)

A utilitarian ware is hardly a medium for art or a platform to express one’s passion. But not this bowl. A Simon Pearce bowl, in fact, is deceivingly simple but at one glance, it demands a closer look. The subtle curves of a Royalton serving bowl punctuated into precise points are saying this is no utilitarian bowl, never mind that you can use it endlessly and the ware will not chip or break. Moreover, the manner the Royalton nestling bowl seemingly opens up to the gawker like a blooming flower to a bee captures one’s senses. The Woodbury round serving bowl is simple; but its contour reveals the craft of a master potter. Simon Pearce pottery bowls offer more exciting designs, such as the Cavendish modular serving bowl, the Brookfield bowl and the petite bowls.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Simple is best

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

Simplicity is often the hallmark of great art. The ability to reduce complex moods, varied styles and a range of techniques in a basic item reflects an artist’s true skill. A Simon Pearce pottery dinnerware falls in this category. The earthy white space that dominates its ceramic plates provides the backdrop to the calculated curves and shapes rendered by the artist. There is a rustic, hand-made feel to the sculpted edges, a reminder that a Simon Pearce ceramic is individually made. The tenderness of the artist’s hand in crafting a Simon Pearce is more evident when shadows are cast on the item. The subtle nooks and depths of a Simon Pearce plate, bowl, or charger are brought to life.
 
Simon Pearce is available at Schiffman's in Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Sunday, June 02, 2013

They Know What She Wants

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Simon Pearce (32)

 

Let the men admit the hard truth out and get it done and over with: Men are lousy gift givers – more often than not. Oh sure, men try hard to find that one gift just perfect for that special moment. But sometimes, the idea well runs dry and there is a strong temptation to just throw-in a boring and expensive picture frame into a gift bag for Christmas day.  You do not really need to get that desperate. Simon Pearce can always help you out. Win her heart again and again – and boost your gift-giving proficiency rating in the process - by giving her Simon Pearce’s proven favorite glass pieces. The Highgate Heart Vases will bring elegant simplicity to any occasion, a glass piece she will always treasure in her home. The Chelsea Optic Posy Vase – perfect for the spring blooms, and the Pure Middlebury Flute Gift Set even come in custom gift box, ready for delivery to her heart’s doorsteps.
 
Check out Simon Pearce’s gift suggestions for her at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. 
 
 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Menu

Blog Home


Categories

Archives

Recent Entries