Glass

 

Tiffany glass

The Tiffany Method, also called the copper foil method of stained glass construction involves the edges of each separately cut piece of glass being wrapped in a copper foil 'tape'. The pieces are then joined by soldering them together on both front and back, creating a metal framework that holds the glass pieces together.

Cherry Blossom

Tiffany method stained glass cherry blossom design made from pale green and brown wispy glass with youghiogheny glass blossoms.
The soldered edges are finished with a copper patina.

£80

Available: 2
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Dimensions:
 Height 24cm (9.5")
Width 24cm (9.5")
 

Suncatchers

The refracting and reflecting properties of glass make it perfect for transforming sunlight. Hung in a window, or outside, a glass suncatcher is ever-changing.

Celtic heart suncatcher

Heart £20 Lg square £16 Rectangle £14

Available: Selection
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Dimensions:
 Various
 

Flags

I find the Union Flag, or Union Jack, an inspirational design to reproduce and modify. Here are some results of my tinkering.

Union Jack coaster set

£30

Available: 1
More may be available for order
Dimensions:
 Length 10cm (4")
Width 10cm (4")
Stacked height 3cm (1")

funky flag

£18

Who says this iconic design needs to be in red, white and blue?
Each one is different.
 
They are designed to be coasters, with a small clear plastic bumper on each corner to prevent scratching, but they are so pretty, I just put them on display.
Available: 2
More may be available for order
Dimensions:
 Length 11.5cm (4.5")
Width 10cm (4")

Textured flag

And who says this iconic design needs to be in any colour at all?
These flags are kiln-formed over a textured underlay hand-cut for each new firing.
No two are identical.

£14

Available: 2
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Dimensions:
 Length 11cm (4.25")
Width 9.5cm (3.75")

Framed textured flag

Single - £20

As above, these flags are kiln-formed over a textured underlay.  Made with different types of transparent, translucent or streamer glass, the design is both subtle and striking. 
 
Dimensions are for the frame. The glass itself is roughly the size of an index card.
Trio
 Height ??cm (??")
Width 26.5cm (10.5")
Depth 3.5cm (1.5")
Available: 3
More may be available for order
Dimensions:
Single
 Height 20cm (8")
Width 26.5cm (10.5")
Depth 3.5cm (1.5")

Trio - £50

Framed fused flag

Try saying that three times fast. 
 
Each element of a fused design like this is separately hand-cut and then the whole is melded together in the kiln. To add interest, the blue background is a wispy glass.
 
Dimensions are for the frame.  The glass itself is roughly the size of a coaster.

£22

Available: 1
More may be available for order
Dimensions:
 Height 17cm (6.75")
Width 17cm (6.75"")
Depth 4.5cm (1.75")
 

Pictures

I love the property of fused glass as an artistic medium. Unlike most mark-making media, the requirement to cut pieces precisely to shape affects the design throughout the creative process. You can't take it for granted and seeing the outcome, as you open the kiln, never loses its thrill.   

Matisse

£60 without stand

Available: 1
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Dimensions:
 Height 25cm (10")
Width 18.5cm (7.25")

Snowdrops

Three snowdrop images in fused glass.
Coaster 10x10cm ((4"x4")
Two snowdrops in landscape with hanging bar 8cm high x 10cm wide (3"x4")
Single snowdrop in portrait with hanging loop, 10cm high x 8cm wide (4"x3")

£15

Available: 3
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Dimensions:
 As in description
 

Dishes

Slumping fused glass in a concave mould in the kiln creates an added dimension.  It also adds a practical use by changing it into a dish; a beautiful centrepiece for a table or simply a place to put your keys.

SPIRAL fused glass dish

£55

Available: 1
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Dimensions:
 Length 24cm (9.5")
Width 24cm (9.5")

Open weave dish

The use of a 'wispy' glass makes this fine dish look even more fragile but it is actually quite strong. 

£45

Available: 1
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Dimensions:
 Length 24cm (9.5")
Width 24cm (9.5")

Lace edged dish

This dish has clear class in the centre opening out to an open texture using collaged glass of white,blue and pink 'confetti and black streamers.

£35

Available: 1
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Dimensions:
 Length 15cm (6")
Width 15cm (6")

Broken and mended

Start by taking a piece of glass and then break it...
Not the usual approach to glass-making but the outcome is a stimulating and engaging piece that demonstrates the fragile yet resilient nature of glass.
Like a fissure in the ground or a deep scar, the break becomes a new and fascinating feature in itself. 

£45

Available: 1
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Dimensions:
 Height 17cm (6.75")
Width 20cm (8")