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The Hour Glass

Made for Paulinho Moreira from Brazil. This was hand sketched for a tattoo design.

By David Smith

January 11, 2015

Andrew Amo Wright

Hand rendered sketch for a dear friend called Andrew Amo Wright. Andrew is a traditional signwriter and works with his family at Pinewood Studios, London England.

By David Smith

April 21, 2014

Combat Arena

This design was hand drawn and then colour rendered in Adobe Photoshop.

By David Smith

December 28, 2010

My Website Design

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.

By David Smith

December 28, 2010

Decorative Bathroom Mirror

I made this mirror for my wife to keep her happy. I was for ever promising a new mirror in our bathroom and so for her birthday made her an ornate mirror.

By David Smith

December 9, 2010

Dave Smith Victorian Reverse Glass Sign

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…

By David Smith

December 4, 2010

P.H.Zang Brewing Co - Step by Step

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.

By David Smith

October 3, 2010

Victorian Reverse Glass

These images are examples of original Victorian glass pieces from pubs scattered around London & the British Isles. This page is a homage to the Victorian glass artists who produced this work 100 years before…

By David Smith

September 26, 2010

American Reverse Glass

This page is dedicated to the American Craftsmen who were continuing & developing glass decoration techniques on the other side of the pond from the late 1800’s onwards. I would also like to mention here…

By David Smith

September 26, 2010

French Embossing

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.

By David Smith

September 21, 2010

Heat Slumped Glass Signs

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.

By David Smith

September 21, 2010