I designed this artwork for a talented friend by the name of Noah Moore from Kansas City, Missouri USA. Read the rest of this entry »
In these pages, I hope to inspire in you an appreciation of design, "traditional signwriting", reverse glass decoration and ornate gilding that has been my passion and work so far.
This website contains images of my Signwriting studio in Torquay, Devon, showing a cross section of the kind of work that I specialize in.
I will also undertake commissions to design and produce Ornate Brilliant Cut and acid etched silvered mirrors, Reverse Gold Leaf advertising mirrors , hand painted and lettered pictorial pub signs.
Also many of the scrolls, banners and panels you see throughout the website and more are available for download to incorporate in your own design work.
David Smith 2010
This is one of two mirrors recently completed. The mirrors were hand made using the traditional Embossing and brilliant cutting techniques from over 100 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »
I was approached by a very nice client from Pennsylvania, USA to design him some artwork for his 1890′s Carriage House. Read the rest of this entry »
I made this piece of glass art for my friends daughter who is crazy mad on anything to do with Jacko . Read the rest of this entry »
This is an Original turn of the century glass advertising sign that was restored back to it’s former glory. Read the rest of this entry »
Kiln Formed Glass and gilded with 24crt Gold Leaf using traditional water gilded gelatine size. Made for a vintage vehicles front headlights.
A few images of times gone by of the older generation of craftsmen at work in there studios, brilliant cutting and glass embossing. Read the rest of this entry »
Hand made reverse glass advertising sign using over 100 year old techniques. This Glass sign was fisrt hand drawn and designed onto paper. I then took the design and built it on computer refining shapes back and fourth. Read the rest of this entry »
This design was hand drawn and then colour rendered in Adobe Photoshop. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s always hard to design your own front website page. I had all sorts of ideas on what I visioned the final design to look like. Read the rest of this entry »