In my desire to pass on this knowledge to other craftsmen, I regularly hold Gold Leaf 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. These Gold Leaf workshops are, to my knowledge, the only place where you can cover ALL of the required disciplines to execute an authentic “Victorian” reverse glass sign. You will leave the studio with a full palette of almost magical glass recipes, fully equipped to continue and develop this wonderful art form. (more…)
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John Saville [1834-1926], was a native of Sheffield. His father of the same name was
for many years proprietor of the Red Lion Inn in the market town of Howden in the
East Riding of Yorkshire.
This glass sign was made for John Mayer in 2013 as a thank you gift.
These pictures are from the Born and Raised Tour with friends from England ,Australia and America in 2013.
Torbay’s most luxurious and bespoke beauty salon and spa. The work consists of an Ornate gilded reverse glass sign 16ft x 42″, Water gilded in 24crt gold leaf and 12crt gilded numbers with matt burnished bevels on a deep brown background.
London’s second smallest museum can be found above this Notting Hill bar. The museum has included a vintage copper still, Prohibition-era bottles of the stuff and antiquarian cocktail books. It also contains the Ginstitute, where Mr Jake F Burger holds well-researched classes on the subject.
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. (more…)
Kiln Formed Glass and gilded with 24crt Gold Leaf using traditional water gilded gelatine size. Made for a vintage vehicles front headlights.
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. (more…)