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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. 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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  2. 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.

    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. 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: Limited  -  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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    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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  6. 013 Tardis 3rd Edition - Houston Llew Spiritile

    013 Tardis 3rd Edition - Spiritile

    Price: $129.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    Spiritile: #013 "Tardis” 3rd Edition - “You know all those things you have always wanted to do? It's time to go do them.” – E. J. Lamprey

    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. 015 The Rose - Spiritile RETIRED

    015 The Rose - Spiritile RETIRED

    Price: $295.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    RETIRED Spiritile: #015 "The Rose” - “That love is all there is is all we know of love.” – Emily Dickenson

    Released: 01/05/2009 | Retired: 07/01/2013

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

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $295.00

    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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  8. 023 Fine Tune - Spiritile RETIRED

    023 Fine Tune - Spiritile RETIRED

    Price: $150.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    RETIRED Spiritile: #023 "Fine Tune” - “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach

    Released: 04/01/2009 | Retired: 01/01/2015

    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. 024 Wheel of Fortune - Spiritile RETIRED

    024 Wheel of Fortune - Spiritile RETIRED

    Price: $150.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    RETIRED Spiritile: #024 "Wheel of Fortune” - “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall.” – Confucius

    Released: 04/01/2009 | Retired: 01/01/2017

    Status: Limited  -  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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  10. 025 Points of Light - Spiritile RETIRED

    025 Points of Light - Spiritile RETIRED

    Price: $250.00

    Artist: Houston Llew

    RETIRED Spiritile: #025 "Points of Light” - “Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.” – Hellen Keller

    Released: 04/01/2009 | Retired: 07/10/2014

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

    Medium: Glass on Copper

    Price: $250.00

    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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