Vitreous enamel on copper is art. Who knew?
Long before Los Olivos turned into the wine tasting room mecca it is today, Joel and Pamela Sansone relocated from the Los Angeles area to turn their passion for art into a full time job. Today, their studio is full of incredible art both large and small, from the 8 foot diameter “Stellarscape” to 7″ diameter bowls which make great gifts!
This art form is a very time consuming process. Vitreous enamel, or ground colored powdered glass is applied to pure 18 gauge copper then fired in a kiln 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. During the firing process the glass becomes molten and fuses to the copper. Many applications and firings are done until the desired results are achieved. In the case of Joel’s “Stellarscape” the process took 17 months and about 500 firings to complete.
Although their address is on Nojoqui Ave, Sansone Studio Gallery is located just around the corner from the Daniel Gehrs tasting room on Jonata Street, this incredible art studio is open daily from 11am to 5pm. Look for their “open house” style signs for assistance.
What’s cool about it?
Beautiful artwork, Great gift ideas, FREE to browse
- Address: 2948 Nojoqui Ave #8, Los Olivos, CA 93441
- Phone: 805.693.9769
- Hours: Daily 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Getting there: Sansone Studio Gallery is around the corner from Daniel Gehrs Wines tasting room and faces Jonata Street (dirt road)
- Sansone Studio Gallery