For the gift you'll want to keep yourself!

Brisbane, Australia · 31 Sales


For the gift you'll want to keep yourself!

Brisbane, Australia 31 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Bernadette Sadler

Bernadette Sadler on Feb 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Great gift for friend. Elegant, "talking point" cheese platter. Fast shipping. Great communication.

Karli Melrose

Karli Melrose on Jan 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely loved it as did the people I bought this for! Great Christmas present which arrived in time (despite me giving only a few days notice, oops). Thank you so much!


Louise on Dec 24, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Great product. Quick delivery and great communication with Donna. Will be buying more for presents.

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1988 was the year I started my love affair with glass! After a leadlight course I created lots of windows and lamps for my home and then moved on to neighbours, friends and serious commissions.

When I met and married my lovely husband in 1998, he built a studio for me on the ground level of the three story Queenslander he was building in the leafy suburb of The Gap in Brisbane, Australia. I made 43 matching windows for our home plus a skylight and several light fittings.

I started teaching leadlighting there and one of my first students was a man who's doctor had told him to do a creative course to releave his work stress. His stress became mine as he systematically broke my glass when my back was turned! I said to my husband that if I didn't do something with this glass I would be going bankrupt.

I was one of the first to do glass mosaics in Brisbane utilising all those bits. The students loved it and I started teaching them and in 2000 I wrote a mosaic book, Mosaic Creations, A Guide for Beginners and Beyond.

It was a glass fusing and slumping course that captured my inner being and although I still do all of the above, church windows included, I absolutely love to open my kiln in the morning and feel my heart tug as I look down on the latest treasure I've created!

My work is still my hobby but my special interest is in mosaic portraiture. I took a course in Ravenna, Italy in the mid 2000's and my wish is to have a bit more time to indulge in realistic glass day! We have now moved to a bigger and better home/studio in Brisbane and I now include etching to my repertoire.

Although we have a blended family of five we have only one daughter left at home and I'm a grandma now! Life's forever changing and I think it flows through to my work and creative process.

I hope you enjoy strolling through my shop.

Donna xx

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  • Donna Cains

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Glass artist since 1988. Studio owner, teaching leadlighting, copperfoil,mosaics, slumping, fusing and etching. Commissions for private homes, businesses and churches. Designer and creator for That Glass Lady on Etsy

Shop policies

Last updated on June 29, 2012
Welcome to my shop! If browsing turns into buying I want the experience to be a great one so please let me know if I can help you find the perfect piece. Anything can be customised from colour, size and design.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Pay with PayPal
I accept Paypal. I will ship your purchase after receipt of your payment.

Any non-paid orders will be cancelled after three days if you havn't contacted me to make other arrangements.
I wrap very carefully so you can enjoy your purchase in one piece, and try to use recycled packaging materials in a smoke free environment for a greener planet.

I will post within 3 days of receipt of payment and if experiencing difficulty with this I will contact you. Custom pieces will need two weeks to ship. If you need something urgently please contact me and I'll try to help. I'm happy to gift wrap and send to another address, just let me know.

If you would like me to insure your parcel for you let me know and I'll find out what charges will apply.

International orders please advise your address and I'll find out individual freight costs and advise you before proceeding with the order. Any taxes incurred are to be met by the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the unlikely event your goods arrive broken please contact me within 48 hours to arrange freight back to me in original packing and I'll arrange full refund or replacement.

If you decide to return your purchase please do so, unused, within two weeks in a saleable condition and in original packaging at your cost. I will refund the cost of the item without posting cost.

Once the parcel is out of my hands and not insured I am not responsible for any loss.
Additional policies and FAQs
I would love to custom make something for you so please contact me about what you would like. I will make your special piece after receiving your payment and I'm sorry but I don't give refunds on custom items. Please allow up to two weeks for these items but if you have a deadline please contact me and I'll see if I can help you out.

Wholesale enquiries are welcome.