Carrie Fertig Store
Carrie Fertig is a maker working in glass and metal in monumental and tiny works of art to bring joy to your heart and soul and celebrate things she is passionate about: the natural world, the flora and fauna within it, and wellbeing. Using jewellery-making skills, she makes one-of-a-kind copper creatures, hand-wrought ornaments of powerful meaning, and extraordinary tree toppers.
Starting her brand in Manhattan in 1986, selling internationally to design and museum stores, Fertig moved to Scotland in 2003, studying hot glass at Edinburgh College of Art, and flameworked glass with an older generation of master glass blowers in Lauscha, Germany. These skills are best seen in her award winning glass sheep, like those in the collections of the Roslin Institute (where Dolly the sheep was cloned), Perth Museum and Art Gallery, and North Lands Creative.
Fertig is also a visual artist working in performance, video, installation, sound, sculpture, and virtual reality. Some of the items in her store are components of large-scale installations and performances.
Her hammered ornaments best straddle art/making. They are deeply meaningful gifts and part of that is story telling; an important part of many of the mini artworks you will find in the Carrie Fertig Store.