Walking On Glass - Glass & Crystal Engraving by Alexis Valentine.
(Official Engraver for Simpsons of Carnoustie Golf Shop, Carnoustie, Scotland.)
TEL : 01706231722 MOB: 07980354727
"Hi I'm Alexis Valentine engraver at Walking On Glass... welcome to my website!"
Let me know what you require and I will do my very best for you!
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.
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 - Church Baptism Bowls.
Forest Bride - The Woodland Path (Below) the second of an ongoing series of Forest Bride Goblet 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.
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 a range of walking related engravings in my online shop.
Bespoke engravings can be anything from animals and pet portraits to buildings, flowers and people portraits.
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.
CHINESE CHERRY TREE HAND DRILL ENGRAVED VASE (Below)
This was one of my Art Pieces that sold a few years ago. This engraving was my main, show piece, exhibit at the Best of Britannia event held at the Old Historic Post Office at Preston in May 2015.
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.
Graduation Portrait Engraving
BLACK CRAG - 214 Wainwrights Fells
This was a specially commissioned piece given as a gift for completing all of the 214 Wainwright Fells.s.
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.
WOLF MOON - Commissioned engraving.
Ink 48 Commission of wine glasses for an engagement which took place in the Ink 48 Restaurant at the top of a skyscraper in Manhattan, New York. (Below)
I love walking especially in and around the Lake District but I also love art & photography too so now I've combined everything that I enjoy to give you my own engraved designs on glass and crystal.
I've incorporated walking map symbolism into my designs on my some of my glasses to give them a unique style and look that appeals to people who love walking, map reading and history 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 and unique created especially for you or as a gift for someone you love.
Please pop back now and again to see if there is something new as I will be adding more walk related glassware and images of fresh artwork and commissions in the future.
Thank you for visiting!