Archive for September, 2010

Bird Deco

Brodequin Shoes

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I made this glass advertising sign for a shop window in Teignmouth, Devon. The proprietors make the most wonderful hand crafted shoes. (more…)

Gregg Heger Reverse Glass Sign

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

This oval glass Sign was made for a good friend named Gregg Heger in Boston, Mass, USA in 2010. (more…)

French Embossing

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

French Embossing is the corroding of glass with an acid to produce a great variety of Tones, textures and decorations. Very widely used during the Victorian period and still practiced today. (more…)

Hanburys Fish & Chips Reverse Glass

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

This glass sign was commissioned by Dave Hanbury for his award-winning fish and chip emporium in Torbay, 2004. The size is 3ft by 29″s (more…)

Heat Slumped Glass Signs

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Various examples of curved glass made in my studio, using the same basic techniques of Victorian craftsman. The later pictures show the technique of forming the glass in a kiln to a pre-shaped metal former. (more…)

Mural Painting

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

A blast from the past! Some of my early hand-painted, pictorial work. Large paintings onto painted plywood. (more…)

Biancos Restaurant 2003

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

5 glass panels commissioned by Biancos Restaurant Torquay in 2004. Heavily glue-chipped, silvered, gilded and hand-painted on the reverse side of the glass. (more…)

Glue Chipped Glass

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Glue Chipped Glass has to be one of the most intriguing techniques of reverse glass. I was first exposed to the glue chipping technique on glass while on holiday at the Disneyland Park in Aneheim, California around 1990. (more…)

Cafe India

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

I designed and made these glass panels in 2005. They consist of hand painted and screen printed work with mother-of-pearl inlay and various shades of gold leaf. This reverse glass work can still be seen on the windows of CafĂ© India, Totnes. (more…)

Etched Bicycle Glass Sign

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

This small glass panel employs acid-etching through a painted resist known as asphaltum. The outer border was tool-nipped on the edge and chemical silvered. Detail on the bike is scratched through gold and painted. The bicycle was designed by my very good friend and world class designer David Butler in Indiana, USA. (more…)