Glass Art Gallery
Here is a small selection of work, some of which is currently available for sale through either Saffron Art Gallery in Battle or Above the Blue Gallery in Port Solent (please click on the thumbnail for the full image and its details). The majority of pieces shown here have been kiln cast - the designs you see are mostly carved by hand into refractory plaster to make a mould and then the glass is cast into the mould in the kiln. This can be a delicate process and is always very time consuming. For the iceberg series (shown here is just a small selection) each iceberg mould is made from a hand carved model which is then burnt out of the mould, again creating a unique piece.
Once the piece is out of the kiln, it then usually has to be hand polished - either to a soft sheen or a mirror polish - depending upon the final desired effects. How the light plays through the piece changes with this finish as well as the carved design within and the colour of glass used.
All images copyright of Alex Brattell or Adriana Brinsmead-Stockham