Recently, during a trip to the New Paltz Craft Fair in upstate New York, we found modernist influences in many of the artisan’s works. First, we were very impressed by the rich, vibrant colors of the beautiful, hand painted glass bowls, plates and trays by Margarita Carreras. Each is a one-of-a-kind modernist creation, using reverse hand painting on glass. Gold and silver leaf acrylic paint brings just the right amount of “bling”, and the high gloss glaze brings these fabulous colors to life. Functional and beautiful, we found these creations to be one of the stars of the Fair. Visit blackbeansandrice.net for more of this artisan’s beautiful work.