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"Where you are, that's where I want to be, and through your eyes, that's all I want to see."Carlos Santana
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The Story Behind This Tile

Swaying to the beat of the music, staring into each other’s eyes, feeling the closeness and warmth as the evening draws in, these moments dancing as one must be cherished and remembered. Appreciating the one we love, desiring to be where they are and see as they do, this is the meaning of ‘Tandem.’ As we look into their eyes and feel the love from their soul, a special magic forms between - one that promises a breathtaking future while gifting us an unforgettable present moment. Let us dance with the one we love a little more, and let the worries of the world fade away.


Spiritiles are made by firing glass powders on copper until they become molten and fuse to the copper surface. Each is 8.5'' x 5.5'' x 2'', ready to hang. Along with the image on the front, an accompanying quote appears along the side with attribution on the top edge. Each Spiritile is carefully handmade using a series of intricate stencil techniques. From the beginning, Houston Llew’s vision for his enameled artworks drew from the beauty of simplicity. He sought after an imagistic theme for his work rather than pursuing the abstract often seen in other enameled wall art. The image is just the beginning - each piece is paired with a quote sgraffitoed around the sides to create an inspiring story through words and images in glass. After firing, a pin is rolled over the enameled metal to form intentional crazing marks in the glass.