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Mediums used in their Art 

Their Concrete tables have repurposed glass in them.  Granite, fused glass in different colors and other natural stones are used for the inlays.  Each table is unique and highly polished to reveal its beauty. 


Working with re-purposed fused glass has allowed Ron & Grace to not only incorporate it into their concrete tables, but to re-fuse it into Glass Art and Jewelry.  Glass bowls, plates, feathers, sunflowers, & Koi Fish are some of the Glass Art they create. Bases for the art vary, some in wood or metal and even stone.  Each piece of Fused Glass Jewelry is one-of-a-kind in color and shape.  Ron & Grace also use natural stones, gems, shell, bone, wood and glass on their jewelry necklaces.


Abalone Shell is yet another medium they work with.  For those of you not familiar, Abalone is a very large sea snail. It’s meat is a delicacy and diving for Abalone is closely monitored, as it is becoming more scarce. Cutting and polishing the shell produces beautiful iridescent colors, Mother of Pearl and the deep red revealed on the top of the shell.  Ron & Grace have created art pieces and jewelry in many styles and shapes.  Each piece is designed to enhance the natural colors that the Abalone offers. 

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Their Story

Ron and Grace Black are Artists based in East Texas, with many years of experience creating Custom Concrete Table Tops. They have since expanded their line with Fused Glass and Abalone Shell Artwork & Jewelry.


Their inspiration comes from seeing and using materials that can be up-cycled into all of their products.  Being creative in that way has naturally allowed them to design one of a kind functional art. 


Ron began his artistic adventure after retiring as a Contractor in 2011.  While living in Mendocino County, California he was named Artist of the year in 2017.  Enjoy Magazine featured him in 2013 for his perfection of Concrete and Glass Chess Tables, very unique with glass and granite inlays.


He was also commissioned in 2014 by the McConnell Foundation at the Sundial Bridge in Redding California.  Domke Plaza features a curved concrete and glass bench area surrounding a sculpture presented by the bridge designer Santiago Calatrava.  The plaza features concrete benches by artist Ron Black using embedded recycled glass, and features a dramatic curvilinear nighttime lighting scheme. The plaza is a popular central gathering area for visitors to the bridge, Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the McConnell Arboretum.


In 2018 Ron was approached by SeaTac United to make a custom Chess Table that would be the 1st Place award to the tournament champions.


Together, Ron & Grace enjoy creating new items that attract a wide scope of customer tastes.  Custom work gives their clients the chance to be part of the art experience wether it be in any of the mediums we use; Abalone, Concrete or Glass.


What do we do in our free time?  Enjoy the outdoors, our friends and family! 

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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