Artist Sandra Vlock Announces New Representation in Napa / by Debra Gottschalk

October 2016

“Studio Vlock is delighted to be represented by ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens, in Napa Valley, CA. My work will be on display and used as intended ­– functional fine art; at Auberge de Soliel Resort, Aerena Gallery at Ma(i)sonry, and their newest venue, RiverHouse in Napa.” – Sandra Vlock.

Three different Studio Vlock collections will be represented as Fireballs: “Harvest Moon”, “Blackbirds in the Vineyard”, and “Turtle Play”. Blackbirds in the Vineyard is a new design which hosts a rich tapestry of rolling hills, grapevines, olive and buckeye trees, a big harvest sun… animated by the ubiquitous array of blackbirds and ranch-land creatures that live in the Napa Valley. 

Elevating the mundane into the magical, artist and architect Sandra Vlock repurposes antique and vintage steel mooring buoys into hand-crafted, functional fine art. Fireballs are designed to capture an authentic sense of place; their stories connect people to unique cultures, locations, and special moments.

Fireballs delightfully transform outdoor spaces into intimate places - home, spa, destination resort or private retreat. Each installation defines remarkable social atmospheres. Vlock’s imagery is intricate and flowing; inspired by nature. The designs which are plasma-cut into 1/4” thick steel, glow when lit at night and emphasize transparency during the day.

Fireballs are available in three sizes: 58”, 40”, and 28” diameter – designed for wood burning, propane or natural gas.

To learn more about Studio Vlock, visit or contact Sandra Vlock directly at or 203-464-4045