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Houston Llew Spirit Tiles


Houston Llew (American) - From the beginning, Houston’s vision for his enameled artworks (Spiritiles) 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. Finely ground colored glass is hand painted on copper and then fired in a kiln. The image is just the beginning - each piece is paired with a quote embedded around the sides to create an inspiring story through words as well as images in glass. Each tile represents a different theme: love, inspiration, celebrations, friends and family and fun! Spiritiles make wonderful gifts, they never fade or tarnish they are created to endure for generations to come. Share the unique story of life through Houston Llew Spiritile.

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A southern boy born in Nashville, Houston attended school at Auburn University in Alabama then went to work at the seaport of Savannah. He moved along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico where he kept books and fished to keep his sanity. The old South captured his eye for icons; moss-draped ancient live oaks and weary shrimp boats hanging onto the sunset, but Houston Llew had not yet found the prima vitae he needed for his imagery.

Houston Llew started his venture inside a hot garage in Atlanta in the summer of 2008- at the depths of the worst recession since the Great Depression. While on his journey westward to Santa Fe, Houston Llew met the artist Zingaro, a master enamellist and heir to the revolutionary enameling techniques of Craig Ruwe and Fred Ball. Zingaro shared with Houston this precious gift - the luminous medium of glass fired to copper, vitreous enamel. This medium dates back over 3000 years. When Houston experienced his own creations embraced in its fire, he knew he'd come full circle - lost again in the world of art.

Spiritiles can hang on a wall or stand alone, each spiritile measuring 5 ¼” x 8 ½” x 1 ¾” they can be put together as a collage to make a visual statement.

Art Leaders Gallery is the only gallery in the West Bloomfield area to carry these beautiful art tiles.

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  1.  218 Parrot - Spiritile

    218 Parrot - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #218 Parrot” - "Be something extraordinary and others will imitate." - Albert Schweitzer

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $129.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

    Art Leaders Gallery is an authorized Houston Llew art dealer.

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  2. 219 Terminus - Spiritile

    219 Terminus - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #219 Terminus” - "We travel the world over in search of what we need, and return home to find it." - George Moore

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $129.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

    Art Leaders Gallery is an authorized Houston Llew art dealer.

    Free Shipping in the continental USA. Additional shipping charges may apply for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Client will be contacted regarding shipping if additional charges apply

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  3.  220 Stellar - Spiritile

    220 Stellar - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #220 Stellar” - "There is always something you can do, and succeed at. Where there's life,
    there is hope." - Stephen Hawking

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $129.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

    Art Leaders Gallery is an authorized Houston Llew art dealer.

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  4.  221 Buoyant - Spiritile

    221 Buoyant - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Out of stock

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #221 Buoyant” - "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $129.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

    Art Leaders Gallery is an authorized Houston Llew art dealer.

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  5. 222 - Sea Mate

    222 Sea Mate - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Out of stock

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #222 Sea Mate” - "In life, it's not where you go, it's who you travel with." - Charles Schultz

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $129.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

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  6. 001 Spirit of Muse - Spiritile

    001 Spirit of Muse - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #001 "Spirit of Muse” - “A smile is a light in your window that tells people you're at home.” – Anonymus

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $129.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

    Art Leaders Gallery is an authorized Houston Llew art dealer.

    Free Shipping in the continental USA. Additional shipping charges may apply for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Client will be contacted regarding shipping if additional charges apply

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  7. 003 Tickled Ivory - Spiritile

    003 Tickled Ivory - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #003 "Tickled Ivory” - “Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.” – Tom Lehrer

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $129.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

    Art Leaders Gallery is an authorized Houston Llew art dealer.

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  8. 005 With a Twist - Spiritile RETIRED

    005 With a Twist - Spiritile RETIRED

    Price: $150.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    RETIRED Spiritile: #005 "With a Twist” - “I like to have a martini, two at the very most. Three I'm under the table, four I'm under the host.” – Dorothy Parker

    Released: 11/01/2008 | Retired: 01/01/2014

    Status: Rare  -  Every year, Houston Llew introduces and retires a few of his Spiritiles, keeping his collection fresh and new.

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $150.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

    Art Leaders Gallery is an authorized Houston Llew art dealer.

    Free Shipping in the continental USA. Additional shipping charges may apply for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Client will be contacted regarding shipping if additional charges apply

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  9. 010 Aloft - Spiritile

    010 Aloft - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #010 "Aloft” - “To our children we give two things - one is roots, the other wings.” – Hodding Carter

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $129.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

    Art Leaders Gallery is an authorized Houston Llew art dealer.

    Free Shipping in the continental USA. Additional shipping charges may apply for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Client will be contacted regarding shipping if additional charges apply

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  10. 011 Liquid Sunshine - Spiritile

    011 Liquid Sunshine - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #011 "Liquid Sunshine” - “Wine is sunlight held together by water” – Galileo

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $129.00

    Size: 5.25" x 8.5" x 1.75”

    Art Leaders Gallery is an authorized Houston Llew art dealer.

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