These beautiful glass coasters were produced by one of our clients, Emma Garnham, who recently established her own business, Garnham Glass. As a bespoke giftware product, Emma’s hand-drawn elephant design was printed onto our ceramic decal transfer paper and then fired onto fused glass to create the coasters. This was not the usual kiln-fired glass technique that Emma specialises in and she really enjoyed producing something different to her preferred motif.
Emma is an emerging glass artist, who graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2011 with a B.A. (Hons) degree in Glass and Ceramics. She specialises in kiln-formed glass and has continued to explore and experiment in this medium, particularly with the ‘pate de verre’ kiln formed glass technique. This involves making a paste of glass that is applied to the surface of a mould and then fired. The advantage of this technique is that it allows for precise placement of particular glass colours in the mould. The technique dates back to Ancient Egypt but really came into its own about a century ago, when it was revived by a group of French artists who gave this warm glass technique its name.
The use of drawing and light is integral in Emma’s work, which is very evident in the elephant coasters. Further examples of her portfolio work can be found on her website as well as additional information about her development as an artist.
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