GlassRelief

Specialists in contemporary textured kiln-formed glass

Wallington, United Kingdom · 601 Sales

GlassRelief

Specialists in contemporary textured kiln-formed glass

Wallington, United Kingdom 601 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Home Decor * Architectural * Homeware

From glassware for fine dining, to unique colourful textured gifts such as fruit bowl, key rest, coaster or upstand, to large scale commission projects, Glass Relief is here to bring fresh and exciting new designs, by using relief and colour in glass.

Everything is hand-crafted; I fabricate the moulds and textures, the glass is processed and then fired in a kiln at temperatures over 800 degree°C.

I, Matthew Adkins, am bringing my experiences and knowledge from the architectural glass industry to develop this exciting new range of products. I received a Ceramics and Glass degree in 2002, where the foundations for my love of glass making were forged; my passion took me to work in London for one of the UK’s leading decorative glass companies, where I have been a key figure in manufacturing kiln-formed architectural glass on an international scale.

After helping to develop bespoke textured glass for designers and architects for so many years it’s a pleasure to make more personnel work. I draw inspiration from the details of textures and colours which are found around us, the natural world and its landscape. I seek elegance, precision and simplicity within my work.

We are happy to expand them on request. Often, products are made to order so if there is a specific product/design that you would like to get but in a different size/colour/shape, please let us know.
Please follow us at www.facebook.com/GlassRelief

Please note that all of Glass Relief’s products are:

Made in Britain
Signed or showing the logo

Please be aware that due to the handmade process, each product is uniquely different so you can expect a slight variation in size, glass tint and texture.

Welcome to our shop and I hope you enjoy browsing!

Announcement

Home Decor * Architectural * Homeware

From glassware for fine dining, to unique colourful textured gifts such as fruit bowl, key rest, coaster or upstand, to large scale commission projects, Glass Relief is here to bring fresh and exciting new designs, by using relief and colour in glass.

Everything is hand-crafted; I fabricate the moulds and textures, the glass is processed and then fired in a kiln at temperatures over 800 degree°C.

I, Matthew Adkins, am bringing my experiences and knowledge from the architectural glass industry to develop this exciting new range of products. I received a Ceramics and Glass degree in 2002, where the foundations for my love of glass making were forged; my passion took me to work in London for one of the UK’s leading decorative glass companies, where I have been a key figure in manufacturing kiln-formed architectural glass on an international scale.

After helping to develop bespoke textured glass for designers and architects for so many years it’s a pleasure to make more personnel work. I draw inspiration from the details of textures and colours which are found around us, the natural world and its landscape. I seek elegance, precision and simplicity within my work.

We are happy to expand them on request. Often, products are made to order so if there is a specific product/design that you would like to get but in a different size/colour/shape, please let us know.
Please follow us at www.facebook.com/GlassRelief

Please note that all of Glass Relief’s products are:

Made in Britain
Signed or showing the logo

Please be aware that due to the handmade process, each product is uniquely different so you can expect a slight variation in size, glass tint and texture.

Welcome to our shop and I hope you enjoy browsing!

Matthew and Estelle

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Matthew and Estelle

Beach Napkins Holder - Fused Glass
US$43.43
Fused Glass Black Paw Coasters - Set of 4
US$29.85
Clear Ammonite Glass Bowl - 30cm /12" diameter
US$67.85
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Updates

Our new Christmas tree decorations that we had on display at our latest show

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About

Passion for glass

We decided to get our own kiln in 2012 after the birth of our second child when it became more evident to start working from home for Matt to do what he always has wanted.

Matt has graduated 12 years ago in glass and ceramics, he then started to work for an architectural glass company where he is still employed. This job has given him a lot of experience where he has learnt a lot of different techniques. Working for an industrial company gives a good insight on all the equipment that is available on the market and that could help achieve the sort of design required.

The glass is made from flat float glass, the colours are applied using powders and frits. The glass is fused over 800C, we fire most products twice to obtain the required texture and shape. We fire the kiln for up to 20 hours per firing. To make one of our handcrafted bowls, it will go through a few processes, after working on a design, Matt hand carves the mould to obtain the required relief, he then pre-fires the mould in the kiln at a low temperature to harden it. The glass is then cut to size and the colour is applied, this will be fired at temperatures over 800C in a process that slumps and fuses the glass together. If the glass needs to be formed to a bowl for example, the glass can be re-fired at slightly lower temperatures to obtain that shape without altering the relief.

And now a few months later, Matt has come up with some amazing designs that he applied to home décor and tableware.

Our aim is to re-invest money in more equipment in order to be able to be more creative when developing our products and to widen our range of products to lighting and wall décor.

Matt is the creative one and I am the practical one, I hope you enjoy browsing our shop as much as we are enjoying this new adventure!

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  • Matthew Adkins

    Owner, Maker

    Hello and welcome to our about page. I am a British designer/maker in glass, i have had a passion for kiln-formed glass for over 15 years, I feel privileged to have learnt the skills that help me design and make hand-crafted products.

  • Estelle Connan

    Curator, Photography, Sales, Marketing And Shipping

    Welcome! I have a business and supply chain background which has become helpful to set Matt up as a designer/maker and to bring his unique products to market. We have started this new experience to improve our lifestyle with our 2 young girls.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 30, 2014
Welcome to Glass Relief’s Etsy shop, all our products are designed and handmade by us. Please do contact us if you have any question.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We only accept payment by Paypal or direct bank transfer.
Shipping
Your purchase will be shipped once payment has been cleared.

We send most of our products in 2nd class post, mainly via RoyalMail.
For heavier products within the UK, we use a courier who can deliver within 2 to 5 days and offers a tracking service.

For overseas deliveries for small items (up to 2 sets of coasters, 1 napkin holder, 1 frame or a small bowl/candle holder) , we use RoyalMail and there is no tracking service unless requested at the cost of £5 extra, we cannot be held responsible if your order is lost, on the other hand we can send you a proof of purchase for sending the parcel out, the lead time is 5 to 11 working days.

For overseas deliveries for bigger items (the wave/seabed panel, more than 1 frame or a 30cm bowl), the parcels are tracked, we will therefore send you the tracking number upon dispatch, The lead time is usually 2 to 5 days.

With regards to customs/duty fees, they are at the charge of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you change your mind, you can return your purchase within 7 days at your expenses, if the product is still in good condition, we will refund the price of the product.
If any problem upon delivery, please do contact us so we can resolve it.
If your delivery seems to be late, please get in touch and we will track it for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
All our products are well packaged in foam paper and boxed in double-walled cardboard boxes for the bigger products and in easy to open smaller boxes for lighter/smaller items.

If you have a specific design (anything that can be done in relief) to be applied to a glass product, please get in contact and we will look into it for you. For example we were commissioned to make a range of wedding favours, please have a look at our facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.327092864056149.71327.327084454056990&type=3