[meteorite-list] [Ad 1/52]: Art Glass and Meteorites
From: Mendy Ouzillou <mendy.ouzillou_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 09:29:37 -0700
This item has sold. I will be posting another one soon, so if you are
interested, please act quickly. These will not (as expected) last long as
there are a very high number of Josh Simpson collectors.
From: Mendy Ouzillou [mailto:mendy.ouzillou at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 6:55 PM
To: 'Meteorite List'
Subject: [Ad 1/52]: Art Glass and Meteorites
Josh Simpson Art Glass 3" Inhabited Planet Paperweight - Chelyabinsk
For those not familiar with Josh Simpson's work, he is a world famous glass
artist. His wife is an astronaut who coincidentally has also been to
Antarctica with ANSMET.
If interested in buying item outside of eBay, I can provide a $40 discount.
Shipping is separate.
As a glass artist myself and art glass collector, I own pieces of Josh
Simpson's art glass including several of his Inhabited Planets. In June
2013, I decided to approach Josh regarding a joint collaboration to create
an exclusive series of Inhabited Planets containing actual meteorites. With
the anniversary of the Chelyabinsk fall coming up, we started working
together to make it happen. First, there was the experimentation to make
sure that the planets would be stable with the meteorite inclusions. In
October, I received two prototype planets to evaluate and provide feedback.
Then, in preparation for the anniversary of the fall that also coincided
with the Tucson Gem & Mineral show, Josh set about to create the first set
of six Chelyabinsk Inhabited Planets. The meteorite was crushed and powdered
and used to create the meteor trail and a piece of dichroic glass was used
for the front of the fiery meteor. The pictures looked amazing, the planets
were shipped to the hotel in Tucson ... and they were lost in transit never
to be found again!
As we both dealt with unfortunate loss, it was time to regroup and get the
project started again. In April, I received safe and sound the shipment of
six new 3" inhabited planets and two 3" globes - each unique and amazing. Of
these I am keeping one Inhabited Planet, the two globes have sold and five
planets remain. These VERY exclusive collectibles are NOT available from any
gallery or dealer. There is also no guarantee that more of these will be
produced and if more are produced later this year, the total production will
be kept to less than 50 units. Not including the ones that were lost, there
have been less than 15 Chelyabinsk planets created so far as Josh made a few
for himself as well.
Each planet is signed by Josh and engraved with "Chelyabinsk Feb. 15, 2013"
to commemorate the fall. These will also come with a SkyFall Meteorites
certificate of authenticity.
Received on Thu 08 May 2014 12:29:37 PM PDT