I add surface decoration to glassware through etching, sandblasting and engraving. Initially I used these techniques to add detail to my sandcast scenes, then I started etching personalised designs onto more functional bought glassware and recycled items. Since 2016 I have been running regular workshops teaching others this very accessible technique. Why not pop along for a short workshop where I will pass on lots of hints and tips so you can create lots of luscious bespoke glassware of your own (more info).
I enjoy working to commission to create personalised, unusual and quirky designs… whether it’s bottles for homemade sloe gin, a lantern as an extra special thank you gift, wine glasses for your wedding reception, or even an embellished window for your home… If you would like me to commission some personalised glass then please contact me.
Example : E’s window commission
This commission is the perfect example of one which also stretched me to work with new imagery and techniques… resulting in a stunning final piece (even if I say so myself!).
I received an email asking whether it would be possible to etch a window. Having only etched small pieces of glassware this hooked me straight away!
I began by asking the customer about her favourite things, and this led to a very varied list of specific flowers and birds, plus activities such as sailing and canoeing. I drew up a design using a combination of hand and computer illustration to create a landscape scene
The customer had a professional glazier measure the window and supply toughened sheet glass to regulation standards. I then sandblasted the design onto the glass, before returning it to the glazier who turned it into a double-glazed unit. The customer now has a semi-obscured bathroom window with a fun, whimsical and personal artwork.