St. Louis-based artisan Mary Melinda Wellsandt creates floral vessels where the ornamental exterior design far outrivals the most beautiful flower arrangements her vases are meant to hold.
Her process includes the use of a sandblaster to carve away the glass surface. Then she uses paint and other mixed media to fill in the negative spaces, rendering her original drawings, photos and paintings into striking artwork like “Forest” ($295).
Each piece is signed by the artist. Available at Tallulahbelle’s at Park Place.