flyingcheesetoastie

Original Kiln Formed Glass Sculpture Jewellery Art

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 1128 Sales

flyingcheesetoastie

Original Kiln Formed Glass Sculpture Jewellery Art

Glasgow, United Kingdom 1128 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(459)

Announcement   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 30, 2016

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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Rachel Elliott

Film Lion Glass Sculpture Screen-Print Art MGM
US$66.72
Blossom Fox Greetings Card
US$3.34
Acorns Wild Boar Greetings Card
US$3.34
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5 out of 5 stars
(459)
Emma Kate Farley

Emma Kate Farley on Sep 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just gorgeous and the colour is perfect. My friend runs a hedgehog rescue and she loves it!

Lilsywhite

Lilsywhite on Sep 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Soo thrilled with this gorgeous piece of art...You're very talented Rachel. Thanx again for such super speedy service. I will definitely be back for more pieces😊.

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Updates

This is my tiniest kiln shelf that fits in my smallest kiln, affectionately known as 'Wee Blue'. It's great for when you just need to fire the odd teeny bit of glass!

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Pirate Hare & I went to Lands End in search of buried treasure! But also as we were close by exhibiting at the Cornwall Design Fair!

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Pirate Hare Sculpture Printed Glass Bandit
US$46.70
Just some of the different glass colour ways I can make my jewellery designs from! Off to print more hares!

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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.