WALKING ON GLASS
WALKING ON GLASS
By Alexis Valentine
I'm Alexis Valentine and I create high quality, unique engravings on glass & crystal using hand drilling, stippling & sandcarving techniques. I use diamond drill bits similar to the ones I used to use as a Dental Technician making Crown & Bridgework in a small laboratory in Bolton where I worked for 32 years.
I'm proud of the fact that I can create engravings entirely by Hand using a rotary hand drill and have developed my own skills and Techniques to do this. I also use some sandblasting to engrave and produce different effects and also combine those techniques in different ways on to create strking results on glass & crystal
My engraving is far deeper than you will find with laser engraving and etching using acid and each piece is unique. I also sign and date all of my work.
I engrave glass for everyone and for all occasions but I also specialise in engraving glass for all of you who love the great outdoors!
I can engrave anything from animals and pets to buildings, flowers and people.
Letter engraving costs start from £12 for the first ten letters then 75p per letter after that plus the cost of the glass and any other engraving work is charged depending on the time and complexity of the work and the time that it will take to complete it.
If you have a budget I can always work to that and will put the equivalent time into the engraving.
CHINESE CHERRY TREE HAND DRILL ENGRAVED VASE
This was one of my Art Pieces that sold recently... it was my main exhibit at the Best of Britannia event held at the Old Historic Post Office in Preston in May 2015
The 2016 Rossendale Business Awards Valley at Work Award
Presented to Flightdeck Experience, Stacksteads, Rossendale.
Photo by LizHenson Photography
Graduation Portrait Engraving
BLACK CRAG - 214 Wainwrights Fells
This was a commissioned piece as a gift for completing the 214 Wainwright Fells.
Below is a goblet presented to the Edenfield Rose Queen 2014 - Emily Nuttall.
Below is a recent Portrait I Hand Drill engraved for a customer who loves Yeoman Rand from the old Startrek series... not the easiest thing to engrave!
Below - A recent Commission for FRIENDS of ROSSENDALE MUSEUM
Engraver of the Rossendale Business Awards 2014
Main ' VALLEY AT WORK ' Award
( Photo by www.Lizhenson.co.uk )
WOLF MOON - Commissioned Piece
I love walking especially in and around the Lake District but I also love art & photography too so now I've combined everything I enjoy to give you my own engraved designs on Glass & Crystal.
I've incorporated walking map symbolism into my designs on my some of my glasses to give them a unique style & look that appeals to walkers, map readers and all of you who love the great outdoors!
Please have a look around to see if there is something you like and if not why not have something Bespoke created for you.
You can get some Ideas from some of the engravings that I have done for people on my Past works & Commissions page or pop back now and again to see if there is something new as I will be adding more walk related glassware in the future.
Thank you for visiting!