Friday, March 29, 2019

Mom's Art & AMIA Stained Glass

In January 2018 I posted an item on this blog entitled "My Mother the Artist." I discussed her career as a watercolor artist that has continued for more than five decades. Carolyn Shores Wright turned 89 this past December and continues to paint.

Over the years mom's art has been licensed for many items, ranging from prints and greeting cards to coasters and trivets. One of the companies licensing her work is AMIA, which has manufactured hand-painted glass gifts since 1995. The products are made in Hong Kong; mom's samples have been shipped to her directly from there. 

The Collector's Addition is a distributor that carries new and many retired AMIA products. Amazon and WalMart also offer many of them. Unfortunately, none of these sites seem to easily identify the artist for each piece. For Amazon and Wal-Mart, use the search string "amia stained glass carolyn shores wright" and you will find many of them. 

You can find mom's art on ArtFire, Etsy, Fine Art America and Pinterest. You can follow her on Twitter @CShoresInc and Facebook as CShoresInc.

Below are photographs of some of the AMIA items created from mom's work. Most of these were included in a recent shipment.

In April 2017 we made a trip to Colorado Springs. One day we visited the nearby town of Manitou Springs, which has lots of interesting restaurants and gift shops. In one of the latter we found this AMIA item of mom's for sale. I've written about that trip in a blog post here.

This piece and the one below are the two largest AMIA items. They are both VERY large compared to all the others!

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