steampunkglass

SteamPunk Glass

Witham, United Kingdom · 1313 Sales

steampunkglass

SteamPunk Glass

Witham, United Kingdom 1313 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(436)

Announcement   All the glass here has been hand sculptured by me in my studio in the heart of the English countryside. I take top quality raw glass and handshape over a fierce flame of super-hot gas & oxygen. You can also find out more at my website at; www.SteamPunkGlass.com

I can also be found some weekends at London's famous Covent Garden Apple Craft Market with a range of pendants on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Fridays and some Saturdays
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Thanks for looking! Glenn

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 20, 2018

All the glass here has been hand sculptured by me in my studio in the heart of the English countryside. I take top quality raw glass and handshape over a fierce flame of super-hot gas & oxygen. You can also find out more at my website at; www.SteamPunkGlass.com

I can also be found some weekends at London's famous Covent Garden Apple Craft Market with a range of pendants on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Fridays and some Saturdays
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Thanks for looking! Glenn

Glenn Godden

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Glenn Godden

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(436)
Brittany Hopping

Brittany Hopping on Apr 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My husband ordered this gorgeous nib holder for me since my original wood one is falling apart. It arrived very quickly after shipping to the US. It is elegantly and gorgeously crafted. The weight and length are perfect for me, and I will most certainly be ordering more in the future!

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Updates

New pirate style of cufflinks, ideal for a corporate raider! Classic 'skull & crossbones' pressed into hot glass
New cufflinks, shaped with metallic shimmer glass in classic alien shaped face, ideal for Fox Mulder!
Tiny teapots, each one handmade from glass. New colours now in my shop
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About

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My most interesting glass work comes from my subconscious trying to reconcile my contrasting interests and experiences. I love the Victorian and Edwardian ethos of design, which layers patterns on functional objects, making them beautiful as well as useful however mundane they might be. I am also drawn to 1950's sci-fi imagery, with its sleek, solid lines and geometric designs. To my mind both eras are very similar - they were optimistic times. New discoveries were being made, new horizons being explored, all driven by mammoth machines that were launching mankind into a new age.

Although I trained in electronic engineering, I also spent many years working with plants, tropical plants in particular, and I am fascinated by the incredible organic shapes that plants produce.

Somewhere out of this mix the inspiration for my glasswork appears.
I remember as a child seeing the creations of the local 'Glass Animal Man' and wondering, 'how do you get to learn how to do something like that?' That question remained in the back of my mind for years waiting for an answer. I went on to work with many different materials, even selling artists and restoration materials at one point. I have made everything from wooden jewellery boxes to top hats! But whatever I tried didn't feel quite right for me. However, when I finally tried glass work everything 'clicked' and I haven't looked back since.

I am a great believer in getting 'stuck in' and having a go. I've made plenty of mistakes, but I take a 'Zen' view of glass. Each piece has the opportunity to teach me something that will make the next piece following it better, and that next piece will also then have a lesson for the piece that will follow that. Also, you have to work at the speed of the glass - you can't force a river to flow faster or slower - it's the same with glass. Matching it's 'speed' and flow produces better work.

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    Glenn Godden

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2017
All the glass is hand sculptured by me in my studio. I use the best raw glass, and shape over a fierce jet of super-hot gas&oxygen flame. All glass is then annealed in a microprocessor controlled kiln to harden them (although it is still glass, so throwing them down a stone staircase will still cause them to break)

More info can be found on my website at www.SteampunkGlass.com

I always try to despatch orders as quickly as possiable, but lease note that orders placed from late Monday to Wednesday may not be dispatched until Thursday morning as I am away at Covent Garden during those days

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I only want 100% happy customers! If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase PLEASE LET ME KNOW STRAIGHTAWAY!(Within 3 days please) I can then arrange with you return and refund of the item, although I cannot refund return postage. If items are dammaged on reciept please let me know as soon as you can.
Payment
Payment at time of purchase please, I prefer paypal
Shipping
I will happly ship anywhere in the world. Goods are shipped to address on paypal, but if this is a gift I can ship direct if you wish.

Due to recent Royal Mail changes to services, international orders cannot be tracked, however I can also send via more secure signed for and tracked service, however this is alot more expensive and is an optional extra, tracked international. Although this service is more secure it cannot be used to send to PO boxes, and in some countries doesn't always provide extra tracking info once it has left the UK.
Most international items turn arrive with 21 working days (so not including weekends) but occasionally can take a little longer if delayed by border security/customs checks.

UK orders are shipped 1st class post and should normally arrive between 1-5 days, however at busy times of the year, such as Xmas, there can be delays.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my items are one offs, and there is always some variation between items, especially in sets of beads - they are handmade after all! Please bear that in mind when ordering.

If you see something I have previously made that you would like made again or in a different style/colour etc please contact me. I may not be able to do it, but I can try!

*******IMPORTANT NOTE! I make and ship all goods from the UK, purchases of items made from the shop are subject to UK legislation. All goods sold are to individuals only and not for re-sale ---- if you require items for resale please convo me first *********