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.
SkLO handblown glass should be cleaned only with a soft, lint-free or microfiber cloth using lukewarm water and a small amount of mild liquid dishwashing detergent, followed by a rinse with clean lukewarm water. Dry with a lint-free or microfiber cloth in order to prevent spots. Wash only with lukewarm water - never expose handblown glass to extreme temperatures, either hot or cold. Do not wash the handblown glass in the dishwasher. Dust with a soft, dry cloth as needed. Canned air can be used to remove dust from unreachable areas.
A wound length of glass tube, this versatile design is full of beauty and intricacy with glass twisted into a baffling shape. Each is unique handmade piece, no two exactly alike.