Leadlight By Ettore

Woodend, Australia · 282 Sales


Leadlight By Ettore

Woodend, Australia 282 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

leadlightbyettore is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Leadlight By Ettore's Etsy shop is going to take a break while we settle into our new studio space.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 26, 2017

Leadlight By Ettore's Etsy shop is going to take a break while we settle into our new studio space.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Lena on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding seller, extremely professional and trustworthy. Gorgeous item, even more beautiful than in the pictures. Very fast shipping and extremely well packed. A great person to deal with, highly recommended. Thank you ! Lena from Switzerland


heat1601 on Mar 14, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

finish disappointing but shipped promptly.

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From a one off Leadlight

From a one off leadlight to a thriving multi-generational working and teaching studio, Leadlight by Ettore is truly a story of success.

When Ettore left the banking world to be an Artist and House Husband in the mid 1980's no one would have guessed that 25 years later he would not only still be working in glass but so would his daughter. They now run 5 classes a week in leadlighting, glass fusing and slumping, mosaic's, and copper foiling as well as framing, in conjunction with weekend workshops and holiday kid's classes. They also repair and design and create lead-light installations and windows that are installed in churches, synagogues, businesses and private homes around the world.

Somehow they also find the time to make both their wholesale range of home-wares as well as their one off curios, home-wares and sculptures which sell in galleries and markets around Australia. Two years ago LBE partnered up with another local business Feel The Burn to turn their popular bottle bowls into stunning candles.

Ettore became aware of the struggles of young aspiring artists in his local area about 10 years ago and decided to start a scholarship fund in which he now raises between $4-5,000 annually under the name of Working Outside the Square. The idea behind the annual exhibition to is remind experienced artists the struggle of starting out by making them work in unfamiliar mediums or with unique canvasses. The exhibition features 50 influential artists from around Macedon Ranges, his local area, and then the pieces are auctioned off with all proceeds funding between 1 and 5 scholarships to school leavers to assist them with the additional costs of attaining a arts qualification when you live in a rural region. Some of the themes have been skateboards, shoe lasts, glass and body casts.

LBE Etsy store is a place for our smaller custom glass works but we are always more than happy to work with you to create a custom piece so please feel free to get in touch!

Shop members

  • Ettore

    Owner, Founder

    Ettore jokes he never needs to retire as this is his retirement. When he isn't playing with the studio mascot or taking a nap he can sometimes be found working

  • Rhain

    Owner, Daughter

    Rhain works part time at LBE so she only works 80 hours a week, if you can't find her in the studio she will be out back sending out orders, updating online or trying to wrangle Ettore.

  • Hades

    Mascot, Chief Welcomer

    Hades is our energetic studio mascot, he is always busy welcoming guests and students, entertaining Ettore, lying in the sun or chasing a ball!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Many of our items are available to stockists at wholesale rates, we do remind stockists that each piece is handmade and may have slight variations.
We can also organise a reduced rate on our sandblasted range when buying in bulk for events like weddings.
Please send us a message and we will be more than happy to discuss options!

Care instructions

We recommend that all of our products are not put in the dishwasher. We suggest handwashing in warm water with dishwashing liquid.
For stubborn marks a glass cleaner such as Methylated Spirits or Windex can be helpful.

Custom and personalized orders

We are always happy to work with customers on custom projects or in personalising a existing piece to your needs where we can.
Please send us a message and we will be more than happy to discuss it with you!