Seafaring Excitement in Glass


I love all things nautical. In fact my husband has completely banned me from purchasing any more striped shirts. But theres something so fresh about pairing bright blues and stark whites with splashes of red and coral. Its a trend that works on men and women, as well as in the home.

The nautical theme in art and fashion has been around forever. Fashion icon Coco Chanel first made this trend popular in the 1920s when she began to emulate the fisherman she met while yachting. Every spring/summer the trend pops up again, and according to top fashion designers like Michael Kors, its not going anywhere.

For the home, nautical accents are appearing inside the pages of Southern Living and Better Homes and Gardens, and all over design blogs on the Internet. Fused glass starfish and shells, like the ones pictured below by Elida Koenig, would make a beautiful table centerpiece. I also love the intricate solder work and striking blue sails of the stained glass sailboat (pictured below). I can picture it sitting atop a buffet or bookshelf to brighten up a living room.

The sea glass mirror, also pictured below, by Rhona Siegal would liven up a neutral wall.

Glass art lends itself particularly well to the nautical trend as shimmering blue water and brilliant sunsets come to life in glass.

Look through our selection of nautical products, handpicked by Delphi artists, and let the salty air (or freshwater air!) inspire your next project.

And dont forget to upload your project to our Artist Gallery for all to admire.

Top left fused glass sailboat pendant image, artist Olga Kamayeva

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Julie Bedford

Julie Bedford

Julie graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Communications. She worked as a marketing director and graphic designer before coming to work for Delphi as social media manager. Her mother is an artist and inspired Julie's love for art and creativity at a young age. Her hobbies include writing, crafting and social networking.