Marc Petrovic and Kari Russell-Pool of Birds in the Hand are internationally recognized artists who have been working in glass for over 20 years. Married, they share a studio in Cleveland, OH with their dog Hank. For nearly two decades Marc has employed bird imagery as a metaphor for identity and relationships. In his Avian Series, birds are reduced to their pixellations; they are built, much like we are, one piece or experience at a time. Kari takes the unused pixels and transforms them into elegant focused studies of plumage for personal adornment. They formed Birds in the Hand Jewelry to repurpose Marc’s leftover glass and playfully re-examine the relationships between the patterns and textures.