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Quotation plaque

A few
other bits...


Shown right:
A special commission:

This client wanted a bespoke gift for a special friend. The brief was to create a free-standing piece to go on a window sill - the theme was sea, sky, beachuts and boats.
The main piece is 240mm across.

Rectangular platter
I enjoy combining words within my work and this piece started with the quotation. The somewhat flamboyant scattering of colour and unconventional scrolls are intended to make the piece less profound and more uplifting.

This piece is now sold but can be reproduced - with another legend if you wish.

Two sets of coasters
Gecko coasters
Glass splashback - 3 panels
Above: Three panels for a decorative splash back.
Below: Large (46cms dia) Sweetie Pie bowl and a Cardoon Wall Hanging.
The Sweetie-Pie range of plates and bowls...
...is coming along a treat... After experimenting with materials and firing schedules I came up with this concept. The edge looks like a pie-crust and with the inclusion of some dichroic glass which glitters or some bright gold glass (as in this plate shown right) they resemble sweet wrappers - hence the name. I love their "random" quality which produces a surpise every time I open the kiln. The plate shown left is a one-off made for a 4oth Birthday gift with the name of the recipient disceetly incorporated into the rim.
I make bowls using the same technique - shown below - the very large blue one at the top of the page is my latest.
New blue pieces
The range of
glass panels take their inspiration from nature
3 wall panels on a theme of autumn seed heads. There are great swathes of teasels around our property which I have incorporated with some honesty seed heads from my neighbour's garden to create these Autumnal wall hangings.
I have now added a Cardoon plaque to the collection (see top of page).

All these pieces are glass "sandwiches" with the images drawn and coloured in the space between. They are consequently entirely durable and will not fade or discolour. Some have a 3D quality created by "slumping" and the bubbles are entirely random - no two pieces are the same.
Teasels panel in red
Teasels panel in green
Teasels wall panel
Sweetie Pie Bowl
Sweet Chestnut 2
Below is Sweet Chestnut 2. Hanging from a fallen branch of one of our 450yr old Sweet Chestnut Trees we created a shimmering representation in glass of the fruit of the Sweet Chestnut. Each square has been hand drawn using liquid glass which has then been "fused " with metal loops which have been joined together using stainless steel split rings. The whole things is entirely durable for inside or outside hanging.
Sweet Chestnut 2 Glass Hanging

10 unique glass coasters - made as a gift for a couple who have a property in the Carribbean and a table that seats 10.
The Gecko was a happy memory.
Individually they are unusual and
somewhat abstract items but
together they mean something.

Each of these coasters is
100mm square.

Coasters Commission
I was subsequently commissioned to make a set of 6 coasters as a memento of a walk in our woods.

I created two sets and my client bought them both. They look rather quirky as individual coasters and are just a bit of fun
Beach hut picture commission


BURLINGHAM GLASS is a subsidiary of BURLINGHAM HALL - Copyright BURLINGHAM GLASS 2016 - Designed by Sheila @ Burlingham Hall

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Falling Leaves
by Chris Gates

Already sold but
can be reproduced to order in plain or colored glass.

Thanks to Rachel Turner
for the photo.
Falling leaves hanging
Left: A fused glass window panel for a renovated pigeonniere in South West France.

Below: A basin splashback

Adam's plate
I am a member of the

Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society Member