Collection: Houston Llew

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Allure
Allure
Allure
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American Heros
American Heros
American Heros
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Bubbly
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Bubbly
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Cherish
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Cherish
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Chrysalis
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Chrysalis
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Corduroy - Retired
Corduroy - Retired
Corduroy - Retired
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Cue Up
Cue Up
Cue Up
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Dreambound
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Dreambound
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Fair Winds
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Family Tree
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Family Tree
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Flourish
Flourish
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Fresh Ride
Fresh Ride
Fresh Ride
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Fulfillment - Retired
Fulfillment - Retired
Fulfillment - Retired
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In the Moment
In the Moment
In the Moment
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Leap
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Leap
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Meander
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Meander
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Miracle
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Miracle
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Ms.
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Ms.
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Mushroom
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On Point
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On Point
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Peace
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Peace
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Perfect
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Perspective
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Perspective
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Sancerre
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Sancerre
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Sea Mate
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Sea Mate
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Solace
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Solace
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Spirit of Muse
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Spirit of Muse
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Sterling
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Tack
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Tack
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Take Off!
Take Off!
Take Off!
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Terra Incognita
Terra Incognita
Terra Incognita
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Thanks
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Thanks
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Tickled Ivory
Tickled Ivory
Tickled Ivory
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Tidal
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Tidal
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Timeless
Timeless
Timeless
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Walk With Me
Walk With Me
Walk With Me
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Wing It
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Wing It
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I started enameling in a poorly constructed leaning garage in Atlanta.  I was unemployed in the middle of the great recession during a record breaking hot summer.  Through fortuitous circumstances, I befriended the master enamelist Zingaro, I shadowed the artist around his studio until he gave me the keys to enameling that would later evolve into my first works - Spiritiles.

For months I spent every waking hour over a kiln, experimenting, sketching, living on only "ramen and beer".  The only reason my art exists today is because I had no other option - no job to fall back on, no security other than what I could create myself. Tenacity keeps me going.  When one thing doesn’t work, step back, retool, and try a new path.

I love spitballing ideas and trying seemingly crazy things just to see if they work. By harnessing that constant experimentation, art evolves.  That’s how it’s possible to create a dueling form  of enameled imagery and with bending stories and quotes out of context into something entirely new…I call it “design” but it’s something unnamed. 

What pushes me forward is the uplifting thoughts and musings. This is the cornerstone of my work- creating art that uplifts, and brings a hopeful connection to life.

- houston