Evergreen Crystal Glass Barware
Lorraine Coyle’s Evergreen Crystal glass barware make wonderful corporate, housewarming and Father’s Day gifts as well as elegant wedding presents. There are many choices of drinking glasses, and too many etchings to display! Custom requests are very welcome. Contact the gallery for available options and allow us to help you with the perfect gift. This collection is perfect for all generations… ages 21 and up!
About the Etching Process
The process to create Evergreen Crystal glass barware is created is painstaking and labor intensive. The artist, Lorraine (Lori) Coyle, first sketches each design. Next, a template is created to be used as a guide for each layer of carving.
Each vessel is hand carved one layer at a time by using sand expelled at various speeds and pressures. After the first layer of design is laid down, a second layer is added, and so on, until the multiple level carving achieves a depth that almost makes the artwork come alive. The end stage of each piece is so fine that it is almost like airbrushing. The number of layers on an individual piece depends upon the intricacy of the design, and it is this delicate process of multi-layering that sets apart Evergreen Crystal from other similar products.
Rocky Mountain Inspirations
Lori moved to Colorado several years ago, where her award-winning business continues to expand into the retail and wholesale areas.
Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, Lori finds inspiration for her designs in the natural beauty and wildlife of the area. As with many great artists, sometimes design ideas just seem to reveal themselves to her. At a Snowmass art show, her imagination was captured by the regal bearing and texture of a small aspen grove. As a result, this was the inspiration for her popular aspen tree design.
The talent of Lori’s hands, the dreams of her heart and the beauty of the world around her come together in the graceful, lovely and timeless designs for those choosing to own Evergreen Crystal glass barware.
About the Artist
Lorraine (Lori) Coyle’s interest in art began as a young girl when she started translating the natural beauty of her native California into her pen and ink drawings.
As a young adult, Lori expanded her artistic talents and her instruction in glass and crystal art emerged. Soon she was etching designs into large glass sheets that would express her art form. Her designs were used in entrance ways, doors, windows
As Lori’s experience grew, so did her natural artistic inclination. Moving her studio to an oversized garage, she began conceiving and creating her own design style. One day while working in her studio, she received a call from The White House. Learning that they needed a number of vases in just one week, Lori designed an unfurling flag in a field of stars. The White House chose her design and gave them for the 1989 American Success Awards. Notable Americans such as George Strait and Norma Kamali among others received these awards.
That commission led to other important work such as the National Press Foundation awards. Ed Bradley, Barbara Walters
Lorraine Coyle lives in Montrose, Colorado.
Designs come in many themes, such as wildlife, birds, floral and seaside. Glass shapes include Pilsner and IPA craft beer glasses, as well as wine and cocktail glasses. Vases, candle holders and bowls are also beautiful additions to the collection.