Archive for October, 2010

Bird Deco

Shamrock Whiskey Glass

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

This glass was a private commission for a restaurant in Bath UK. Three of these panels were made, they are silvered and glue chipped. Size 3ftx2ft made in 1999. (more…)

Summer (Letterheads Magazine Cover 97)

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

This panel was designed for the 1997 front cover of Letterhead’s magazine, USA It is an acid-etched glass piece, 3ft x 30″s which employs acid etching, glazes of transparent paint and gilding, finger blending was also used, the rose is watergilded over an acid stipple and then cross hatched and finally painted behind with black japan.. (more…)

Letterheads Glass Signs

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The glass signs in this section were projects for Letterhead gatherings that I have attended here in the UK.¬†In 1995 I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Letterheads 20 Big Ones meet in Denver, Colorado USA, hosted by Mark and Rose Oatis. This gave me the chance to meet Noel Weber, a top glass artist and signmaker from Boise, Idaho. (more…)

The Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I recently restored 35 of 60 original glass snug mirrors for the National Trust. In these images it takes you through some stages of making the Snug mirrors. (more…)

Handover Brushes – London, England

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

This Reverse glass advertising sign was made for my good¬†friend Mike Venus who is the proprietor of a brush, paint and gold leaf supplies business in London. (more…)

G. Bennett Upholsterer. Glass Sign

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

This Victorian glass sign was made for a traditional craftsman who is passionate about his trade. Geoff Bennett runs a small one-man Upholstery business in Newton Abbott, Devon. (more…)

P.H.Zang Brewing Co – Step by Step

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

This Victorian reverse glass sign was 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…)