first_img By Jaine Treadwell CHRISTMAS CROSSES You Might Like LOOKING FOR JUSTICE PHOTO BY RYAN MCCOLLOUGHThe Hill Mart convenience store in Spring Hill was taped off as a crime scene Saturday night… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits PHOTO BY JAINE TREADWELL | Ornaments by Tara Sartorius are now available at The Johnson Center.2013 ornaments now availableThe Johnson Center for the Arts is offering 100 crosses by artist Tara Sartorius as the 2013 ornament in its Christmas Ornament Collection, which is a fund-raiser for the Johnson Center.“These ornaments are unusual because they are made of fused antique stained glass,” said Morgan Drinkard, Johnson Center executive director. “Tara Sartorius inherited this glass from her mother Joan Cady Sartorius, a stained glass artist, who worked primarily with antique English, French and German glass she acquired from Bendheim Glass in New York City between 1950 and 1965.” Drinkard said that large sheets of this glass survived moves from Connecticut to California and finally to Alabama.Some of Tara Sartorius’ courage and inspiration came from her association with Troy glass master, the late Ed Walter.“Tara said that ‘Mr. Walter’ as he was affectionately known, was a ‘leprechaun-like wizard,’” Drinkard said. “He generously shared his glass fusing techniques and encouraged her to work and play with her mother’s glass.” In making these crosses, Sartorius used a single color as the base, and then designed differences with colored enamels, decals, mica, stringers, wire, and small amounts of other crushed glass.“The stunning variations are all fired and fused on each cross,” Drinkard said. “No glue or other adhesives were used.”Sartorius said that, besides the triumphs over technical challenges, she considers these crosses a form of reflection on the meaning of sacrifice and good will.“The fact that they are intended as an ornament for the Christmas holiday season adds to the special appreciation for mothers, teachers and friends who give selflessly of their time, love and spirit of creativity,” Sartorius said. Email the author Published 6:51 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Drinkard said the crosses may be purchased at the Johnson Center during regular Center hours, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img