Archive for July, 2010

Bird Deco

P.H.Zang Brewing Co, Reverse Glass

Friday, July 30th, 2010

This glass sign I made for a local pub in my town. It was designed from an original trade card that Rick Glawson bought from an advertising show in Los Angeles. (more…)

Clocktower Bar

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Clocktower Bar

The Landlord of the Clocktower, Torquay has been one of the most regular customers for my work over the years, gradually commissioning me to transform his pub into a London style Gin Palace using Victorian glass techniques that he has a passion for. (more…)

Baronian Manufacturing Company

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Barronian Glass Sign

This small gilded glass sign was made for The Baronian Manufacturing Company in California USA in 2006. It employs matt finished gold and shading, mirror gilded-gold leaf, acid embossing and finger blending it also has small details of cut glass. (more…)

Gold Leaf Workshops – Photos

Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Gold Leaf Workshop

In my desire to pass on this knowledge to other craftsmen, I regularly hold reverse glass gilding workshops where sometimes on a one to one basis & sometimes in groups I teach the techniques of glass decoration that I have researched over the years. (more…)

Web Button Design

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

This Design was developed from an original pencil sketch I designed and then re-drawn in Gerber’s Omega 2.0 software. Finally finishing all colour rendering in Photoshop. (more…)

Letterhead Studios Design

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Letterhead Studios Design

Commissioned by Chuck Davis. Title lettering and background designs for Letterhead Studios front webpage. USA 2009. A combination of hand drawn sketches and computer generated designs using Photoshop tools, but still all hand made. (more…)

Victorian Era Brilliant Cut Glass

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

A step by step article I wrote for Sign Business Magazine in Denver, Colorado, USA in 2006. Explaining the lost art of Brilliant Cutting .Treble acid embossing White acid toning and silver-staining in kiln fired glass. (more…)