Handblown Glass by Malcolm Sutcliffe
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We are now living/working in Wales near Llanwrtyd Wells, our new glass studio is nearing completion and we hope to be making glass again soon. We've got to the 'tweaking the new furnace' stage so progress indeed!
All the glass is free blown, no moulds are used to shape the glass only wet newspaper, wooden blocks and the traditional glassmakers tools. Malcolm enjoys making bowls, vases, dishes and plates that have clean, smooth, simple shapes.
The watery theme of the coast and sea feature strongly in Malcolms work, with blue being a very dominant colour.
Malcolm has slowly moved away from the figurative designs, which were prominent, to producing more pieces just using colours, softly blended together, often combined with sandblasting which enhances the colours and removes the reflections.
Some customer comments -
"Thanks for such swift, professional and friendly service - and for such a beautiful gift - has confirmed my faith in human nature, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others!"
"The order showed up the next day, thank you again for your prompt despatch, and the item was just perfect."
"Can I just say that the perfume bottle is amazing. Your picture on the website does not do it justice."
"Just to let you know, the bowl arrived safely this morning. It really is beautiful. Thanks again for your wonderful service and I’m sure we’ll be visiting your website again in the future."
"Both items received with many thanks. Well packed and delivered as stated.
The actual items are just so beautiful, so well crafted. Words escape me, thank you."
"I have to say that I was thrilled when I unpacked the bowl, it look even better than on the webite (itself excellent to navigate around) and compared to other art glass we have purchased incredible value for money."
"Thank you for the wonderful polar bear bowl I bought for my husband for Christmas he absolutely loved it. We have it top-lit and it glows! It looks like the bears are trecking toward the Northern Lights!
Many thanks again,not only for your talent but also the wonderful service."