j brooke patterson
i spent this past weekend with ac's family in westerly, ri and mystic, ct. while it wasn't exactly a mecca of contemporary design, i stumbled upon a designer that i had to post here. j brooke patterson is an artist living and working in oakland california- she makes these beautiful little pieces from real quail, goose and duck eggs. each piece is handmade hardened through an elaborate process which allows her to fill each tiny egg with an image, found bits and then covered with custom cut glass. i bought two that were filled with bird images (i know, i know) but she offers a wide array of imagery. i think the 2007 collection would appeal to most of us more than her earlier work, so just click here and then scroll down to hit pages 1-7 for more images. you can find her work across the country at various galleries but if you'd like a specific piece i'd suggest shooting her an email.