I am a resident of Grange-over-Sands in South Cumbria. I started working with hot glass in 2016 and have been developing my skills since.
I’ve always loved glass, the way it sparkles, the multiple colours that change with the light but making it is truly amazing. There’s something mesmerising about the way colours change in the heat. How easy it is to manipulate at 1000 degrees Celsius then, just as quickly it’s as hard as glass (excuse the pun) at 600 degrees Celsius and you have to reheat it, or get quicker with your designs!
When I started, I was still working full time so getting to the workshop was restricted to an odd weekend or day off in the week. Four years later I now regularly get to spend 3 days at a time at E&M Glass Studio in Sarn, near Wrexham, experimenting with colours and learning new techniques. I know where any slight imperfections are in each piece but this is what makes them unique. For example; chill marks from the metal tools we use can add an interesting twist to a piece, turning an ordinary vase into a prism of light effects. For me, perfection is the imperfection!
For all the pieces I exhibit, I have been the Gaffer or leader. I’ve created the designs and chosen what form the piece will take. The finishing aspects of sandblasting, grinding and polishing turns a regular piece into a stunning piece of art.
HOW TO BUY PIECES from Thursday 2nd April 2020We are currently looking at the benefits of selling via Amazon Handmade. In the meantime, for the best possible price, you can buy direct from glassbysands.Each piece photo shows a reference number, price and approx dimensions (just hover mouse over photo).Please email us or use the enquiry form to tell us which piece(s) you are interested in. We will reply with additional photos / short video, confirmation of dimensions and price. If you wish to proceed delivery by courier, packing and insurance will be added (at cost).PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED PRIOR TO SHIPPING
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