Kew

Published on Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

This month we have recently completed a group of new sand carved bowls and vases inspired by the plant collections at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The designs including Orchid and Iris, were delivered this week and are on display and for sale in their shop.

 


Bluff Cove bowls

Published on Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Research and design, February 2017 for a bespoke mini bowl for retail by a client in the Falkland Islands.

These pieces feature three swirled colours and two king penguins, diving amongst giant sea kelp.


Bespoke Pendant Shades

Published on Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Bespoke pendant lamp trio.. To be installed above a handmade bar in a restored and renovated Cotswold Stone Barn. 

Sampling process,  in miniature for shade design colours and options.. the overlay leaf pattern, inspired by client logo, is chosen for final design.

Colin blows full size shades, using swedish overlay technique to acheive colour on the outside of the shades.

Making Shades.. in shades.

Blown shades are cooled overnight and drilled in the tops.

Each leaf element is drawn, cut and applied by hand to the shades surface, then each piece sandblasted, again by hand, to remove the excess colour and reveal the resulting pattern.

The shades are installed in a row of gradated colour, from Amber, through Sargasso to Eel.. finished with brass fittings and flex. A wonderful result, the colours and patterns of these unique pieces very successfully compliment the style and finish of the bespoke interior.

 


Scabious Vase

Commission
Published on Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

Vase commission to celebrate a birth. The Scabious flower was chosen by the client for its particular meaning to them. 

The vase shape is low and wide, reflecting the habit of the plant and achieving balance of pattern and form. 


Gnarly Willow

Indoor sculpture, Metal, Glass and LED Lighting
Published on Monday, 18 February, 2013

The 'Gnarly Willow' was a recent customer commission which stands at an impressive 16 feet high and has over 50 hand blown lead crystal glass leaves attached to it. There are also Led lights discreetly hidden inside the metalwork which bring the tree to life on an overcast day.

Once the pallette and samples were approved we set about creating the 50 unique glass leaves.

 

 

The metalwork was commissioned from a fantastic metal worker 'Duncan Thurlby'

 

 


La Bistrot Pierre

Plymouth
Published on Friday, 8 March, 2013

We have just finished working on these rather large lightshades for a new restaurant in Plymouth, 'La Bistrot Pierre'.

After an initial design was settled upon we set about making 7 shades.

The shades were made by a team of 4 and took 2 days to make. 

 


Chandelier

Customer commission
Published on Wednesday, 15 May, 2013

This was a fantastic commission which came about from an unfortunate breakage.

We enjoy a challenge and this was no exception. We regularly repair or remake pieces of glass but this piece was exceptional.

The clear glass bowl that we had to make was 50cm in diameter and had to be thick enough for the heavily cut pattern that needed to be applied.

The 'blank' took several attempts and a team of four to manhandle the volume of glass that was required.

The blank was delivered to one of the finest glass cutters in the uk for the elaborate pattern to be applied. 

It now rests high above a dining table in a private residence in Leicestershire.


Le Champignon Sauvage

The Personification of Style
Published on Tuesday, 15 January, 2013

For David Everitt- Matthias, the chef and owner of Cheltenham’s only Michelin starred restaurant, Le Champignon Sauvage, unused place settings detracted from the beautifully styled interior of his restuarant. Familiar with the work of LoCo Glass, David challenged the team to design glass plate covers to sit at these unused settings.

 
Following detailed consultation with David, Colin set to work creating an item that would reflect the status of the restaurant. Once a design was agreed, a selection of colour-ways were created and taken to the restaurant for David and his wife, Helen, to review in-situ. With real samples to hand, rather than colour charts or glass chips, the restauranteur couple were able to lay the table up as it would be using the plate covers which ensured that the final decision was one they were completely confident in.
 
LoCo Glass produced 30 bespoke, handcrafted plate covers for the restaurant and continue to work with the restaurant producing replacements as needed.
 
David said of the experience; “I have long been an admirer of Colin’s work. The pieces he creates are both elegant and timeless; in short the personification of style.”