Posts Tagged ‘victorian glass’

Bird Deco

Reverse Etched and gilded glass Monogramme

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

This glass sign was made for John Mayer in 2013 as a thank you gift.


The House of Beauty – Wellswood, Torquay

Tuesday, January 8th, 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.


The Ginstitute, Portobello Road, London, England

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

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.


L is for Lear – The Nonsence Alphabet, Knowsley, Liverpool

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

‘Knowsley Alphabet’ by Gordon Young, commissioned by KMBC Leisure & Cultural services for Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, Huyton, Knowlsey. The glass is 6ft by 4ft and is half inch laminated. (it was heavy!) (more…)

Monogramme Glass Sign.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Monogramme Glass Sign . A decorative reverse glass sign with various techniques inluding brilliant cutting and acid etching. (more…)

The Golden Age of Reverse Glass Signs and Signwriting

Monday, March 28th, 2011

A few images of times gone by of the older generation of craftsmen at work in there studios, brilliant cutting and glass embossing. (more…)

Golds that Glisten

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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…)

Dave Smith Victorian Reverse Glass Sign

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Made for the end credits of my film  which you can see here. Acid etched lettering with 23crt Gold-Leaf  blended to 12crt Gold.

The background was hand painted and finger blended , all the lettering was hand written and then shadows were added to give depth.  (more…)

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…)