Just out of the kiln...our spring glass range here at Little Beach...
We have been busy designing some new pieces to add to our handmade range of glass, which we produce in our own workshop, here in Little Beach Boutique. From our original drawings, we make up a silkscreen and print each image with enamel onto sheets of coloured glass before assembling them, almost like a mosaic, with small pieces of broken glass, called 'frit' to add texture, detail and color. We 'cap' each piece with a clear piece of glass to add thickness and fire it in our kiln overnight. Even though often we use the same image for different pieces, each finished glass picture is entirely unique, and small details, round bubbles or a textured area can often be a surprise.
The hot air balloon image below is one of our new designs. The lilac glass features pieces of 'dichroic' glass which has a pearlescent quality to it, and we love the bubbles that have formed around them - very apt for the theme of floating away!
Always a popular motif, this decorative illustration of two owls would be perfect for a newborn present - we can write any name or message onto the mount, with the words "You are Loved" or "Welcome to the World"....
As Mother's Day is coming soon, we thought the message "Always my mother, forever my friend'' seemed very timely!
Since recently reading 'The Owl and the Pussycat' I was inspired to do an illustration of the imagery in the words. The silhouette below is screenprinted onto teal coloured glass, and the words come from the poem - "Hand in hand by the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon". Perfect for a wedding gift, we can make this in any colour and add the names of the happy couple.
We followed the hot air balloon theme a little furthermore thinking we could add lots of colour to the tiles to make it perfect for a children's bedroom or nursery. With 'frit' (small pieces of broken glass) we have created a rainbow effect on the balloons which add a pop of colour. "Follow your dreams" is written underneath.
They are all available to buy in our North Laine shop, but you can also orefer them online following this link - and why not choose your perfect colour and personalise them with your own words? Feel free to contact us about commissions which can be made just for you in under a week...perfect for the special occasions that will be coming up over spring and summer.
Bye for now!