Combining a one of a kind sense of style and 40 years of experience in the art market as a glass artist, Lesley Grow-Winfisky and Jonathan Winfisky opened Grow Gallery with a fresh perspective on the concept of a gallery.
“Our individual experience in the art world as artists has lent us a unique perspective on what buyers want. In a questionable economy, the ability to provide people with creations that are not just beautiful works of art, but are reasonably priced and have a function, is crucial. To give and collect something created by hand with care is still very much desired by many buyers.
Art is still alive! It just needs the right outlet to flourish. We at Grow Gallery feel that as artisans running our own gallery, we are committed to reminding a discouraged market that there is collectible and affordable artisan made work available. Everyone should have the opportunity to appreciate, and own a piece of their imagination. Let us assist you in finding the perfect jewelry accessory or art piece for engagement or every day!”
Winfisky Glass Bio:
I have been designing and producing unique and original blown and cast sculptural glass vessel forms since 1973. As an artist, I was drawn to the medium of hot glass at an early age. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in glass sculpture in 1978. My elegant pieces are known for their jewel-like colors, sensuous forms, and simplicity of line.
My work has been featured in the Corning Museum of Glass, The Corning New Glass Review, The Wheaton Museum of Glass, and is shown in galleries world wide, as well as numerous prestigious public and private collections.
Each piece is a signed and dated original work of art created in the setting of a renovated 100-year-old barn studio in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
Grow Vintage Bio:
I have always loved history, jewelry and objects of all kinds. It is fascinating and romantic to me to imagine who may have owned a piece and the places it has been in its lifetime. Having worked in the jewelry, antique, geology and craft industry for over 17 years I have learned about restoration, identification and valuation of items and precious gemstones. It is with this knowledge and passion that I bring to you my fantastic and unusual finds!
Visit us at our brick and mortar gallery!
55 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370