Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 402515
Fax: 01983 402515
Additional FeaturesGlass Blowing
Handcrafted In Our Own Studios
DescriptionWelcome to Glory Art Glass. We are located in Sandown, a popular seaside holiday resort on the Isle of Wight. From our small studio, we make our colourful glass. We also sell most of our glass from the studio so we get to meet the people who buy our glass, who can also watch it being made. Some of our current work is also available for purchase online. Each piece is signed and dated, packed carefully and despatched as soon as possible.
A friend once advised me to make what I wanted and if it was good, people would beat a path to my door. I am not sure if this is a complete business strategy, but we do make what we want most of the time and deal with our customers face to face in our studio gallery. We work as a family - myself, Martin, my wife Nicky and our two sons, making glass and selling it. We enjoy the direct relationship with our customers and increasingly we are also dealing by mail order and on the internet. Apart from the blown glass and glass sculpture, we also undertake commissions for etched glass panels and windows.
There seems little point in making the same thing twice so we don't and our customers appreciate owning something no one else has. Often we make only a dozen or so pieces a day, with each having its own character. Each signed piece is part of a series or family group sharing similar characteristics. Each series is open-ended and sometimes halts only to be reawakened by a fresh idea or a crossover from another series at a later date.