Walking on Glass, contemporary bespoke glass and crystal engraving by Alexis Valentine
"Hi I'm Alexis Valentine 'The Glass Engraver' at Walking On Glass"
I've been creating bespoke engravings for presentation pieces, special award ceremonies and personal gifts since 2013 and I continue to engrave my own unique artwork to the highest standards to this day.
Official Engraver for Simpsons of Carnoustie Golf Shop, Carnoustie, Scotland.
Engraver of the Rossendale Business Award's main 'Valley at Work' award!
Engraver of the Hyndburn Business Award's coveted 'Beacon' award
I now have a permanent display of my glass engraving at 'BARRICA IN THE PARK', Astley Hall, Chorley, Lancashire where I have a selection of my unique 'Art' pieces upstairs in the farmhouse. I also have a small cabinet of 'Walking' glasses downstairs and everything is available to purchase.
"Welcome to my website"
EMAIL : [email protected]
TEL : 01706231722 MOB: 07980354727
Let me know what you require and I will do my very best for you!
I create high quality, unique engravings on glass and crystal using hand drilling, stippling and sandcarving techniques. I use diamond drill bits similar to the ones I used to use as a Dental Technician making Crown and Bridgework in a small Dental Laboratory in Bolton where I worked for 32 years.
PAYMENTS THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE VIA PAYPAL AND I ALSO TAKE PAYMENTS VIA BACS FOR BESPOKE ORDERS
Small Sanders & Wallace Glassmakers hand blown crystal bowl, approx 11cm high x 10cm wide (Above), hand drill engraved by myself as a personal gift commissioned for my customer to be given to her mother. The bowl was engraved all around with points of interest from her fathers garden and was engraved in memory of him and the things that he loved most.
St James Parish Church Baptismal Bowl 24cm x 24cm (Above) engraved in memory of Fr Terry Murnane vicar of the parish 2016 - 2018 and Blessed by the Bishop of Burnley, Philip North on the 28th April 2019. If you would like to know more about the engraving of these baptismal bowls please follow this link Christening Bowls.
FREE SPIRIT - this engraving below is one of my own art pieces which has now sold. The inspiration for this piece came from the 'Broken Spectre' phenomenon which is experienced on mountain tops when the sun behind you casts shadows on the cloud in front and below you known as a cloud inversion. Hand drill engraving on optical faceted crystal.
'The Forest Bride' - The Woodland Path (Below) the second of a series of 'Forest Bride' hand engraved goblets.
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 combine those techniques in imaginative ways to achieve striking results on glass and crystal.
Lady Liberty and the Sausage (Below) Hand drill engraving on a Sanders & Wallace Glassmakers crystal gin glass.
Even after all of those 32 years or around 32,000 hours using a hand drill with my right hand in the Dental Laboratory and having well over 4 years or around 4,500 hours experience using the drill with my left hand as a glass engraver under my belt, I am still learning and improving my craft of glass engraving. There always seems to be a new technique or skill to master so I'm always learning and will never give up trying to improve on the work that I have already done.
My engraving is far deeper than you will find with laser engraving and etching using acid. I can engrave to far more levels of depth with shading and polishing by hand to make each piece of work very unique and I also sign all of my work.
I engrave pieces of work for all sorts of occasions and I also specialise in engraving glass for all of you who love the great outdoors so I have designed a range of 'Walking Glasses' which you can find in my online shop or under the tab 'Walking Glasses' at the to of the page.
Bespoke engravings can be anything from human or pet portraits to buildings, flowers and pretty much anything you can imagine.
I design and create unique pieces for corporate presentations and award ceremonies as well as weddings and other special occasions.
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 complexity of the work, the time that it will take to complete it and the techniques used to engrave it.
If you have a budget I can always work to that and will put the equivalent time into the engraving.
LIMITED EDITION ROBERT SIMPSON SIGNATURE DECANTER & GLASSES SET (Below)
Engraved for Simpsons of Carnoustie Golf Shop Ltd, Carnoustie, Scotland.
Crystal Bee Cube - From my new engraving collection.
'A Special Place' - A group of trees somewhere on farmland in the Yorkshire Dales where a family once lived. Hand drill engraved Dartington Crystal bowl, commission.
The commissioned presentation bowl below was engraved for the Friends of Rossendale Museum and was presented to Lois & Ron Howell who were the secretary and treasurer for the Friends of Rossendale Museum.
Here's a link to my online Catalogue of Glass & Crystal
FUTURE EVENTS FOR WALKING ON GLASS
Impact Conferencing Centre (Life Church), Burnley, Lancashire.
Postponed until July 2020
Art in the Pen 2020
Craven Cattle Market, Skipton. Postponed until further notice
Prestwich Artisan Markets 2020
Postponed until further notice
I love walking especially in the Lake District but I also love art and photography too and have now combined everything that I enjoy to give you my own unique engraved glass designs and artwork on glass and crystal.
I've incorporated walking map symbolism into my designs on my 'Walking' glasses to give them a style and look which appeals to everyone who loves walking, map reading and the history that surrounds us on many of the ancient walks in the great outdoors.
lease have a look around to see if there is something that will inspire you and if not why not get in touch to discuss having something unique and bespoke engraved especially for you or as a gift for someone you love.
You can get some ideas for commissions from some of the engravings that I have done before for people on my Gallery pages or you can follow me on my social media pages to see what I'm geting up to on a daily basis there.
You can find my most recent posts on my Instagram account by clicking here @Glass_engraving
Once you are ready you can email me here [email protected] outlining what you would like me to engrave for you so that I can give you a cost for the engraving.Alternatively if you have a budget to work from that will help me to work out what I can do for you at that cost.
You can also go to my How to Commision an Engraving page to find out more about what I will need to know.
Please pop back now and again to see if there is something new as I will always be adding more to my website such as new 'Walking' glasses, fresh artwork and new images of commissions as and when I can post them.