Spring has just arrived, but for everyone at Jay Strongwater, the season began more than a year ago. It evolved over a period of many months of designing, finding new materials, and carving each creation. As always, the beauty of nature captivates and shapes what we create in the Flora & Fauna Collection.

A charming tall sweet server with a plate of overlapping ferns holds a pineapple-textured dome of glass.

Skilled glass blowers in Pennsylvania infuse each piece with shimmering fragments of gold.

A tree of life captivates with five individual swinging frames under bejeweled floral branches.

Creating a photo studio covered in moss as the setting for our new spring 2013 catalog, a garden of earthly delights! Lighting and photographing each design to highlight all the details and craftsmanship.

As you can see, I even climbed up wearing my favorite Paul Smith botanical-print jacket.

Being able to personally present the collection last week at my first event of the season at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Boca Raton, Florida.

Meeting Casey and Timolin Cole, Nat King Cole’s daughters and the founders of Generation Hope, a wonderful charity promoting music education in public schools.

Spending time with their friends as I explained about the techniques and craftsmanship that happens each day in our New York Workshops. And finally, being able to personally sign the pieces they selected that day.

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One Response to Flora & Fauna

  1. Sheila Dilbert says:

    The weather may not have brought Spring to us, but your beautiful work, beautifully presented certainly has. And your jacket matches it all perfectly! Best wishes to you and yours for a Happy Spring.