flyingcheesetoastie

Original Kiln Formed Glass Sculpture Jewellery Art

Glasgow, United Kingdom 1650 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (585)

flyingcheesetoastie

Original Kiln Formed Glass Sculpture Jewellery Art

Glasgow, United Kingdom | 1650 Sales

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Rachel Elliott

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Rachel Elliott

Announcement    FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING UNTIL TUESDAY 30TH APRIL 2019. Handmade unique kiln formed glass art sculpture and screen printed unusual jewellery.

I ship worldwide and combine costs so you only pay one flat rate shipping fee!

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

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2019

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING UNTIL TUESDAY 30TH APRIL 2019. Handmade unique kiln formed glass art sculpture and screen printed unusual jewellery.

I ship worldwide and combine costs so you only pay one flat rate shipping fee!

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

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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.

Shop members

  • 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 May 18, 2017
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Please contact me directly for my wholesale terms & pricing. I supply my work to stockists all over the world.