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We hope you enjoy reading
through this selection from email, faxes and letters Jillian has
received over the years. If you would like to send us your comments
for inclusion, please contact
Glass Books or
Jillian Sawyer. We’d be happy to show them
on our web site.
I am a professional stained glass artist at Rowe Studios in Miami. Today
I purchased Butterfly. I have been an admirer of your designs since
falling in love with your Faeries and Frog Song books. I love your
designs because they do what I feel glass should do best - follow lines
that are perfectly in balance with the demands of glass execution
without sacrificing the symmetry of design. Your glass selection is
imaginative and honest.
I encourage my students who have fallen in love with glass to purchase
your books, attempt to build your designs and study your use of glass
I guess this is a somewhat clumsy attempt to write a "fan letter", which
I have never done before, but I felt the need to thank you for giving me
so much pleasure with your books. There are too few times in this world
when we are touched by the beauty of someone else's imagination and
carry that smile away with us. Thanks again... can't wait to see what
you conjure next!
Marianne Vanevic - Miami, USA
“I am writing you from Michigan’s upper peninsula with over 3 feet of
snow on the ground and minus six degrees below zero last night. I just
bought your new book Butterfly and I wanted to let you know how pleased
I am with it. Not only are the designs fresh, unique and inspirational,
the overall presentation of the book is the best I have ever seen. The
second image that is in black and white is unusual compared to the rest
of my books and makes reproduction a snap rather than a chore. I find
the poems and writings a brilliant addition, shows the depth and meaning
that you feel for your art."
Dave Nutt - Michigan, USA
“After making many of your frogs and lovin’ ‘em, I was overjoyed when
I saw you had another book out – Butterfly! Again, I am in awe. Your
artistic talent and use of color is wonderful and I can’t wait to finish
up all the works in progress (for other people…) in my workroom so I can
get down to starting on the butterflies, for ME! Your photographer is
extremely talented, also, and I enjoy your background and commentary!
Definitely a class act and one of a kind!"
Linda Seaman – USA
“I just bought your last Butterfly book and I am in profound
admiration before your master piece! I almost wrote to you with the
publication of your Frog Song book, already being a fan of your work,
but this Butterfly issue is a complete wonder … I felt the need to let
you know how your work can transport the dreams into reality and affect
people in such an uprising way! Thank you for sharing your work with the
world. Even in Canada, with our long winter can we enjoy the vibrant
colours of your talent!"
Christine Allaire - Canada