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Original Kiln Formed Glass Sculpture Jewellery Art

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 1115 Sales

flyingcheesetoastie

Original Kiln Formed Glass Sculpture Jewellery Art

Glasgow, United Kingdom 1115 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(456)

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Handmade unique kiln formed glass art sculpture and screen printed unusual jewellery.

All the items in my shop are handmade by myself in my studio in Scotland! I use a variety of different glass techniques to create unique designs and custom orders are always welcome.

To see examples of my sculptural art pieces, please visit - www.rachel-elliott.com

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 19, 2016

FREE GREETINGS CARD with all GLASS purchases, until 31st July, while stocks last.
Handmade unique kiln formed glass art sculpture and screen printed unusual jewellery.

All the items in my shop are handmade by myself in my studio in Scotland! I use a variety of different glass techniques to create unique designs and custom orders are always welcome.

To see examples of my sculptural art pieces, please visit - www.rachel-elliott.com

Rachel Elliott

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5 out of 5 stars
(456)
Chris Watts

Chris Watts on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this for a gift but, o dear, I may have the keep it for myself. The leaf detail on the fox makes it really stand out. Very beautiful.

Chris Watts

Chris Watts on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful. Looks so effective with the light shining through it. Arrived incredibly quickly and was well packaged.

Kirsten Lodge

Kirsten Lodge on Jul 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I collect bunny jewelry and can safely say that these earrings are among the best. They are sophisticated and not too "cute."

Mikaela Male

Mikaela Male on Jun 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Mother-In-Law loved her birthday present. Good seller communication & service too. Would use this seller again.

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Updates

Just some of the different glass colour ways I can make my jewellery designs from! Off to print more hares!

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After a kiln firing, I have a whole gang of glass creatures that need their feet polishing so they stand up! The larger animals will have bases attached and this really big leafy fox will be wall mounted so needs a bracket!

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Lots of new glass brooches to finish off ready for upcoming shows! Loving the new teal green glass!

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About

Combining modern innovation with traditional glass making techniques.

The making of my jewellery and sculpture ranges broadly uses two techniques; water-jet cutting to produce the intricate shapes cut from the thick glass and screen-printing which enables me to print coloured glass enamels onto the surface, which is then permanently fired in place in the kiln.

Water-jet cutting has actually been around for well over a century with the first material being cut by steam powered high pressure jets of water in Victorian times, even if it was only paper! The technology now uses dangerously high pressure to stream a concentrated jet of water through a nozzle where it is mixed with abrasive garnet grit and directed by the computer to cut the shapes.

The jewellery, however, is entirely cut by hand, from the tiny square earring studs to the larger pendants and brooches. These pieces are printed in strips and then further cut to size before firing in the kiln. Each component is then hand polished to remove any sharp edges and to prepare it for assembling onto the findings. Silver plated and sterling silver findings are bonded onto the pieces before final gift boxing.

The traditional use of kiln-fired enamels dates back to medieval times, with the technique only changing with the advent of better controlled electric and digitally monitored kilns. I use screen-printing over digital printing of enamels as it gives a thicker layer of colour on the surface of the glass which upon firing is water-resistant, non-fading and will not peel or scratch off.

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  • Rachel

    Owner, Maker, Glass Artist

    I am the real life alter ego of FlyingCheeseToastie! I'm a full time glass artist and flat-mates with a tortie cat called Loopy. I like making glass that is recogisable yet a trick on the eyes whilst evoking a grin to viewers of all ages.

  • Loopy

    Supervisor

    I'm a cat and I like hats, boxes as well as grub! Don't be fooled though, I play an important role in the shop by checking all boxes, overlooking emails and generally encouraging Rachel as only I know how!

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Last updated on Apr 5, 2016
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Please contact me directly for my wholesale terms & pricing. I supply my work to stockist all over the world.