NOCOVFM Gets Glassed with Vivo Glass Designnocofm
From stained glass to bowls, drinking glasses, gifts and flowers, glass is an attractive, everlasting and beautiful art form. Glass art and its functionality have been around since the 1st century BC, where it was blown and used for everyday use as well as admired for its luxurious qualities. Invented by Syrian craftsmen, glass work has evolved through the centuries.
The love of glass continues to this day both for its art quality and daily functionality, and we, here at NOCOVFM, feel blessed to have an amazing and very talented glass blower, artist, vendor on our team.
Vivo Glass joined us shortly after we launched our new website back in April of 2020. Just as the evolution of glass has evolved through the years, so has our vendor grown this year!
Johnelle began collecting small glass animals at about the age of 12, after watching glass blowers work their magic in the outdoor markets of Germany, where she lived as a child. Her love for glass continued, and in her twenties, she took a stained-glass class and made many colorful window panels in the hip, unfinished basement of her first home in Fort Collins.
Later, she moved to glass mosaics, gluing glass on to anything she could find. One day she saw an ad for a glass-blowing class and she couldn’t resist the opportunity to try her hand at it. After her glass-blowing class, she later took a welding course at Front Range Community College. Today, this creative artist combines the two forms, glass and welding, into whimsical works of art that are the perfect mixed-media for most of her stunning creations.
A great artist usually has a very moving and compelling back-story and their story is what keeps them exploring new mediums, making new pieces and combining materials for maximum creativity. Vivo Glass started on our platform with a few everlasting, colorful, glass-blown floral blooms… but they are evolving and growing and enjoying the creation of new and exciting art pieces for all our customers to enjoy in their home and garden, as well as for rich, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts!
With spring vastly approaching into the season of plants and flowers, the great outdoors, wonderful patio/deck parties and gathering of family and friends, be sure to take a peek at this wonderful world of art and bring some beauty into your life.
Johnelle now carries a full line of stunning floral bouquets with glass vases, (some matching, and some contrasting the wonderful blooms they hold), as well as adorable concrete planters with glass-blown floral tucks and succulents that never need watering, but keep on glowing.