ANC Online Auction: Felted Phoenix by Paul Jones of Phoenix Glass – Deb Segelitz

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For anyone new to ANewsCafe, this is where it all started.

Our  Almost-Scot-in-residence, Deb Segelitz, wanted to do something, anything, for local residents affected by the Carr Fire. And so she commissioned artist Paul Jones to create a glass Phoenix to be auctioned off as a fundraiser.

As Deb wrote, “Messages between Doni and me about commissioning and donating a work of art to a fundraiser gave us both a boost; I felt like I could finally do something practical to help, and I think Doni was as excited about the idea of the glass Phoenix as I was. Soon Paul contacted me with a drawing of his vision of the Phoenix and I agreed instantly. I trust Paul’s judgment and his creativity, and I was excited to see the finished result.”

In late 2019, Deb turned again to Paul Jones for this year’s ANC Carr Fire auction. Paul created a felted Phoenix with glass beak to be auctioned off.

(Note: We are also auctioning the original glass Phoenix off again this year.)


This year’s Carr Fire Phoenix donated by Deborah Segelitz is a felted work of art.

This stunning felt creation is 12.5″ tall by 11″ wide.

The story of the Phoenix crosses many ancient cultures and has many names. What they all have in common is a large, brightly-colored bird that dies in a self-created fire, then regenerates as a Phoenix chick is born out of the ashes. Recurring themes of immortality, redemption, rebirth, resurrection tie the myths together. For Redding and Shasta County to rise from the ashes of the Carr Fire, the Phoenix is an apt symbol.

Starting bid $75.00.

Auction bidding will begin Mon. Jan. 6, and will conclude Thur. Jan. 9.

Deb Segelitz was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and is astounded to find herself living in the Scottish Highlands, sharing life with her husband, a Highlander she stumbled across purely by chance on a blog site. They own a small business restoring and selling vintage fountain pens, which allows Deb to set her own schedule and have time for photography, writing and spontaneous car rides in the countryside. She is grateful to the readers of ANC for accepting her into the North State fold.


Passionate about glass, Paul Jones of Wales is an artist who escaped the ‘rat-race’ to follow his dream. He now creates works for domestic and public commissions in a variety of traditional methods, but always with a modern approach. His  work includes leaded panels, foiled and soldered lamps and homeware, glass and ArtClay Silver jewelry,  fused decorations as well as his unique ‘Seaglass Collection’.

Paul’s felting creations can be seen at  His glassworks are at

Bidding is now closed. Final results will be posted tomorrow.  Click here to make a donation to the ANC Carr Fire Scholarship Fund.
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