Karen Gilbert is an American craft artist, metalsmith and jeweler. As a design director at SkLO, Karen brings her intuitive understanding of craft and making. Her hands-on nature and her own technical skills as a craft artist provide the vision behind the SkLO collections. In her work leading the design and prototyping of the SkLO collections, her process ranges from drawing to painting to metal fabrication.
Paul Pavlak is an American architect and designer. He brings a belief in the honesty of material, expression of process, and simplicity. At SkLO, collaborating with his wife and fellow SkLO design director, Karen Gilbert, he works to refine and edit the many ideas that go into the SkLO collections, provides technical documentation and attention to detail. He also provides the vision for the graphic design and look of the SkLO brand.
8" DIA x 6" H
Mirrored Glass Care & Cleaning
These SkLO handblown glass pieces have been mirrored using the traditional mirroring techniques which involve the application of liquid mirroring solutions to the interior of the glass form (The mirroring solution does not contain mercury). A protective lacquer is layered over the extremely delicate mirror, but the mirrored area is still extremely fragile, and should not be touched or wiped or cleaned. For vessels such as pillow, the vessel should never be used as a vase, nothing should be put inside the vessel, no liquids, no arrangements wet or dry. Cleaning of the outside of the glass can be accomplished by following the general care instructions for glass, but great care must be taken to avoid touching the inside mirrored surfaces with bare hands, or scrub them, or clean the mirrored surfaces with any sort of liquid or cleaner of any kind. Do not immerse in water.
The Echo Vessel is a rounded asymmetrical shape of hand blown Czech crystal in transparent color with dimpled void at its top and a mirror-finished from the inside, giving a distinct metallic reflective surface.