Welcome to our website.
We are living in strange times, and we count ourselves fortunate to be able to continue communicating with friends and family, even if we can't give them a physical hug.
The on-line store is up and running, and we are stocking it with more goodies each month. You can see some of our latest listings in the shop at the head of this page - just click to go directy to the shop.
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Oh I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside!
Even if you can't make it to the coast today, here's your chance to have a little taste of the seaside in your own home.
We have taken some small pieces of hand-cut coloured art glass and laid them out as a stylized yacht or sailing dinghy.
Taking care that each piece of glass is touching it's neighbours, they are fired to over 800 C in the kiln, each vessel becoming a single piece of multi-coloured glass. Each yacht is truly unique.
A pair of yachts is then glued to a backboard, and presented in a deep-box frame.
The frames are free-standing, but can also be hung on the wall.
These 10cm x 10cm fused glass plaques have been mounted inside a box frame and highlighted with a contrasting cord. The frames are approximately 22cm square 3cm deep. They are stable enough to stand freely on a shelf, and come with fitting to allow them to be hung if that's your fancy.
These plaques require multiple firings to build the finished piece. The first firing creates the main background from a square of clear glass over a square of coloured glass. The petals are then hand-cut from a contrasting colour glass, and assembled on the plaque. Topped of with a pre-made bead, the whole piece is then tack fused to around 760C to fix everything together without losong the 3d texture.
Due to the way in which glass moves when heated, and because all pieces are hand cut, each of our pieces are unique.