flyingcheesetoastie

Original Kiln Formed Glass Sculpture Jewellery Art

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 1279 Sales

flyingcheesetoastie

Original Kiln Formed Glass Sculpture Jewellery Art

Glasgow, United Kingdom 1279 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(494)

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 Jan 1, 2017

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

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(494)
Riabuddy

Riabuddy on Apr 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect gift for someone who's hard to buy for. Quirky, quality item. It arrived quickly & safely.

anarres

anarres on Apr 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful, surreal, glass fox -- beautifully crafted, carefully packed -- many thanks!

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Updates

Most of my glass jewellery is made to order in a massive choice of colours. These little black elephants are hand printed on blue glass, ready to be kiln fired in place and made into cufflinks.

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From now until New Years Day, get 50% off in my Etsy shop!
Use coupon code BOX2016 at the checkout to apply the discount.
keycap_starMinimum Spend £15 not including shipping, while stocks last and does not include custom listings.

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Tattoo Hare Glass Sculpture
$46.39
These are my recommended last ordering dates based on Royal Mails last posting dates for Christmas. If you have an idea for something customised, then please get in touch to discuss.

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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.