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, I gave them as gifts to friends and family.
In 2016 I began to run courses to teach others this very accessible technique. My aim is to provide a fun creative session, and that all participants will leave with the knowledge and confidence to continue this technique at home should they wish. In addition to workshops in my own studio I’ve also taken this technique into schools and community groups; it can be easily adapted to suit a range of abilities allowing every participant to take home their own glass creation.
I have toyed with the idea of creating a range of etched designs, but I find them most fun when creating glassware for individuals… whether it’s bottles for homemade sloe gin, lanterns as thank you gifts, or water glasses for the dinner table. Last year I even decorated a bathroom window for a customer (more info). If you would like me to commission a piece then please contact me, or 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).