ANC Online Auction: Carr Fire Glass Phoenix by Welsh Artist Paul Jones – Eleanor Townsend/Deb Segelitz

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As Yogi Berra might have said, it’s déjà vu all over again.

This is the piece that inspired the first Online Auction to Benefit ANC’s Carr Fire Scholarship Fund. (Click here to read how it all started.) 

Originally donated by’s own Deborah Segelitz, she commissioned Paul Jones, world-famous Welsh glass artist, of Phoenix Glass, to create the first piece for ANC’s first Carr Fire Scholarship benefit.

Eleanor Townsend, longtime ANC supporter, subscriber and reader, was last year’s winner of the Phoenix. She passed it to Matt Grigsby to hold in trust until this year, when it could be auctioned again. Note: This is not to be confused with this year’s felted Carr Fire Phoenix.

This Carr Fire Phoenix measures 3 inches by 3 inches, a stunning diminutive piece that springs to life from the ashes in bright red, yellow and orange.

The Carr Fire Phoenix is already a world-traveler; created in Wales, sent to Scotland, and then mailed to Redding, Calif, especially for this auction.

Thank you, Deb, for this generous and heart-felt contribution donation all the way from Scotland.

Thank you, Paul, for creating such a perfect phoenix piece from your Phoenix Glass studio in Wales.

The Carr Phoenix glass sculpture, commissioned by Deborah Segelitz, created by artist Paul Jones.

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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