[meteorite-list] [Ad 2/52]: Art Glass and Meteorites (Chelyabinsk Inhabited Planets)

From: Galactic Stone & Ironworks <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 21:44:23 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKBPJW_fRXsOmb=vHyb03mKQOFbBF2XarXqQqyh3TwZJesfPKA_at_mail.gmail.com>

Josh Simpson : Talented and married to an astronaut. Some guys have
all the luck. LOL.

On 5/8/14, Mendy Ouzillou via Meteorite-list
<meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> All the Josh Simpson art glass Chely paperweights are now on my eBay page.
> Get 'em while they are hot ...
> Regardless of your desire to buy, you should check them out - they are
> quite
> beautiful.
> Best!
> Mendy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mendy Ouzillou [mailto:mendy.ouzillou at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2014 9:30 AM
> To: 'Meteorite List'
> Subject: RE: [Ad 1/52]: Art Glass and Meteorites
> 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.
> Best,
> Mendy
> _____________________________________________
> 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
> Meteorite
> eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251525787344
> 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.
> Regards,
> Mendy Ouzillou
> IMCA 8395
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Received on Thu 08 May 2014 09:44:23 PM PDT

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