Applications for apprentices are welcome.
Studio visits are welcome.
Initial discussions may be held at a convenient meeting place, or by post, fax and phone, but better still at my studio. This is when the client can give an outline indication of the style, size and price of piece he has in mind, and suggest such details as colour and design if applicable. If the client has a rough sketch I produce a working drawing of which the client takes away a photocopy and I keep the original. If the working drawing involves complicated calculation there may be a second version sent on later by post or fax for approval. At this stage fairly accurate time - scale and price is given. The client is welcome to visit at various stages during the making process, especially for ' graal' pieces. Photos may also be taken at the major stages of making a ' graal'.
I am willing to travel anywhere in the UK at fairly short notice, except during the run - up to a major exhibition. Travel abroad is possible too but commitments mean that longer notice is required.
Clients are warmly encouraged to visit the studio even though they may not yet have cogent ideas for the piece they may wish to commission. I count visits as an important part of the process if and when they can be arranged and the clients are made welcome not only to discuss before to observe while the piece is made, but also afterwards to see what's new and have a chat.
Apprentices are pat of the normal structure of a glassmaking studio, both in the hot shop and in the engraving workshop. They come from all walks of life and all ages. What they have in common is a love of glass. All requests are seriously considered on their individual merits.
As all the pieces are one - offs, including the related series, each price is calculated separately and is based on several factors. Prices for the pieces shown in the photographs are quoted. These prices will give a guide to the kind of price any similar object will cost.
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