352 – Turquoise Dish Mandala

Turquoise Dish by Sara Morrissey
Turquoise Dish by Sara Morrissey
3.75″ x 3.75″

What a beautiful dish! Philomath kilnformed glass artist, Sara Morrissey, of Morrissey Glass Art, created this delightful piece of art that includes the formation of multiple metallic mandalas that give the illusion that many more are out there…only these three and the parts of three others made it onto the dish.

I appreciate Sara’s artist story in that it sounds very similar to mine. She worked as a lawyer and in 2003 she went beyond her comfort zone to take a glass art class. “Working with my hands and being creative felt pretty unnatural to me. … I see now how I was always an artist at heart and am so thankful I discovered my creative side.”

About her functional art she states:

I derive just as much pleasure from making dishes, plates and bowls as I do from larger architectural pieces. … They all contain elements I create in separate firings. The pieces are sandblasted for a matte texture and have gone through multiple firings. I want my glass to be touched and held. Hand crafted functional art enriches our lives and adds beauty and substance to daily life.

I’m an experimenter at heart and as long as glass keeps surprising and challenging me, I’ll keep working with it as an artist.

I love her creative spirit!

If you happen to be in the Corvallis area between now and December 28, you can see/buy her beautiful art in person at the annual Teal Co-op Gallery. She also is one of the hosting artists of the annual Philomath Open Studios event in late October.

Sara’s exquisite art inspires us in two ways:

1) bring the beauty of art into our everyday lives. Why use a plain ol’ plate when we can eat from a deliciously delightful dish!

2) discover and play with our creative side…we’ll be amazed at what we find!


Answer this 1-question pole about how best to present the Mandala of the Day for 2016. Thanks in advance for your help.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.


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