Literature Platters by Stephen Schlanser
Renowned glass artist Stephen Schlanser has creating a stunning series of literature platters each 18" of heavily etched and sandblasted 1" thick glass. Furthermore, each piece is fired twice to arrive at the free-form and non-symmetrical shapes. Therefore, every Platter is different from the next and each vessel is truly a one-of-a-kind art glass vessel.
Stephen Schlanser is known for his highest quality of craftsmanship and expertise in kiln-fired glass. For instance, he infuses his glass pieces with 24 karat gold or silver leaf to give them a unique richness and elegance. In addition, each stunning artwork is a thick piece of glass that creates a solid and stable piece of art for any table or space. Lastly, these pieces make fantastic gifts for any special occasion or house warming present.
Available 14", 18" and 22" in Gold or Silver
ABC of Life – Achieve happiness, Believe in Humanity, Celebrate Life, Discover the Moment, Embrace Diversity, Find Love, Give Unconditionally, Have Patience, Inspire others, Judge No One, Keep Goals, Laugh Often, Manage Anger, Notice Modesty, Offer Understanding, Play For Fun, Question Everything, Realize Dreams, Speak Truth, Trust Yourself, Understand Differences, Visualize Peace, Waken Curiosity, XXXOOO, Yearn for Progress, Zealously Live Life.
Home Blessing (Script Font) – “May this home be a place of happiness, health, creativity, kindness, and love. May all who visit and live here know only blessing and peace.”
Home Blessing, Jewish Blessing of the Home
“May this home be a place of happiness, health, creativity, kindness, and Shalom. May all who visit and live here know only blessing and peace.”
Ten Commandments – You shall have no other gods besides me. You shall not make for yourself an idol. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet
Psalm 100, Old Testament – Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 23, Old Testament – The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want. he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Lord’s Prayer, Luke 11.1 (block text only) Our Father, who art in heaven Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom comes. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation But deliver us from evil. For the thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Padre Nuestror (Spanish translation of the Lord’s Prayer) Padre nuestro que estas en el cielo santificado sea tu nombre. Venga a nosotros tu reino, hagase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada dia y perdona nuestras ofensas como tambien nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. No nos dejes caer en tentacion y libranos del mal, Amen
“For God So Loved…” John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Serenity Prayer – God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time. Enjoying one moment at a time. Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace. Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is Not as I would have it. Trusting you will make all things right If I surrender to your will. So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with you, forever, in the next.
“May the Lord Bless you …” From the Old Testament, Numbers 6:24 – May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Prayer of Jabez Prayer, Old Testament, Chronicles 4:10 – Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain! Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would keep me from evil, that I may cause! I Chronicles 4:10
Woman Of Valor, Jewish song of praise by King Solomon – A woman of valor who can find her? She stretches her hand out to the poor, she reaches forth her hand for the needy. Strength and honor are her clothing, she shall rejoice in the time to come. She shall be honored for her kindness and good deeds. She speaks words of wisdom; compassion is her virtue. She has patience and devotion for her family.
Home Blessing, Jewish Blessing of the Home
Shema Jewish Prayer, Hebrew or English – (Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one) You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Keep these words close to your heart and teach them to the children. Talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk outside and when you lie down and when you rise up. Bind them upon your hand and between your eyes. And write them on the doorpost and gates of your house.
Jewish Morning Prayer – My God, the soul that you have implanted within me is pure. You created and formed it, breathed it into me and sustain it each and every day. So long as I have life, I will be grateful to you, Adonai…
Physician’s Prayer by Maimonides, famous Jewish Physician,1135-1204 – Maimonides, almighty God! Thou hast chosen me in They mercy to watch over the life and death of Thy creatures. I now apply myself to my profession. Support me in this great task so that it may benefit mankind, for without Thy help not even the last thing will succeed.
Kiddush, Jewish Blessing Prayer (The Kiddush consecration is connected with the drinking of the wine, which is associated with the Shabbat wine sacrifices in the Holy Temple.)
Matovu, Jewish song for children – 18” vessel
Song of Songs – 18” vessel
Tree Of Life – It is a tree of life for those who grasp it, and all who uphold it are blessed. Its ways are pleasant, and all its paths are peace.
Isaiah 40:30-31 – Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31
Apache Blessing – May the sun bring you new energy by day, May the moon softly restore you by night, May the rain wash away your worries, May the breeze blow new strength into your being, May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life
The Odyssey by Homer, Greek Poet 1200 BC – This is the story of a man, who was never at a loss. He had travelled far in the world, after the sack of Troy and the virgin fortress, he saw m…cities of men and learnt their mind; he endured many troubles and hardships in the struggle to save his own life and to bring back his men safe to their homes. He did his best, but he could not save his company for they…
Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare, Poet 1564-1616, “Think love acted simple”
How Do I Love Thee? Let me count the ways…” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Hamlet Speech – To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, ‘tis a consummation. Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to dream; to sleep perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald – And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in the vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.
Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, Poet 1874-1963 – Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
“Not Christian…” Rumi Poem – Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all. I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam and Eve or any origin story. My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body nor soul. I belong in the beloved, have soon the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being.
Dance, Rumi Poem – Dance, as though no one is watching, Love, as though you have never been hurt before, Sing, as though no one can hear you, Live, as though heaven is on earth
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, English Novelist 1812-1870 – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way-in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities
“Twenty years from now.” Mark Twain, writer, 1835-1910
War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Russian Author, 1828-1910 – “Well, Prince, so Genoa …”
Peter Pan by James M. Barrie, Scottish Playwright & Novelist, 1860-1937 – Second to the right, and straight on till morning.’ That, Peter had told Wendy, was the way to the Neverland; but even birds, carrying maps and consulting them at windy corners, could not have sighted it with these instructions, Peter, you see, just said anything that came into his head. At first his companions trusted him implicitly, and great were the delights of flying that they wasted time circling round church spires or any other tall objects on the way that took their fancy. John and Michael raced, Michael getting a start. They recalled with contempt that not so long ago they had thought themselves fine fellows for being able to fly round a room.
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, 1856-1919
America The Beautiful – O beautiful for spacious skies For amber waves of grain For purple mountains majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea. O beautiful for glory-tale Of liberating strife When once and twice, for man’s avail Men lavished precious life! America! America! God shed his grace on thee Till selfish gain no longer stain the banner of the free!
Constitution Platter – We are the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
God Bless America, National Anthem by Irving Berlin, 1888-1989 – God Bless America, Land that I love, stand beside her, and guide her, thru the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, white with foam God Bless America My home sweet home. God Bless America My home sweet home.
Star Spangled Banner – O say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight, o’er the ramparts we watched Were so gallantly gleaming? And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air Gave proof through’ the night That our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave. O’er the land and of the free and the home of the brave.
The Pledge of Allegiance – I pledge allegiance to the Flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
JFK Inaugural Address 1961 Speech – And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. Finally, whether you are citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.
Martin Luther King Speech – I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.