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Welcome to Martin Andrews - Glass Design

Martin specialises in designing and making exclusive hand blown contemporary glassware. His aim is to produce modern hand made glass of the highest quality, each piece being unique, a joy to own and an investment for the future.

Over the last ten years Martin has built up a wide reputation with his collectable contemporary glass. In addition to his many clients, he continues to sell his work through galleries in the UK and overseas, particularly in Germany, USA, Canada and Japan and of course through his workshop at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

He has also produced work for film and television companies, worked with interior designers on projects for hotels and offices. Noted architectural projects have led to windows being created for a school in Ewell, Surrey, a hospital in Walsall and most recently a large glass Cross for a church in Birmingham. He also teaches glass blowing to the students at Ruskin Mill one day a week and enjoys the interaction and the students enthusiasm and the rewards this gives.

Martin continues to be fascinated by this amazing molten material, using only the finest lead crystal recipes to create his colourful glass pieces. His influences tend to come from nature, particularly water and sunsets,
attempting to imitate his feelings within the coloured glass and freezing a moment in time.

Martin gathers clear glass from the furnace at 1080 degrees centigrade and then coloured glass is meticulously applied to the surface and melted in to build up the design and then blown by hand to create each stunning piece.

All Martin’s glass is hand made and signed, with new collections being added each year.

The latest range is called the Salsa Collection. Salsa is an explosion of colour, fast flowing energy and movement. These pieces have coloured millefiori glass canes melted into the surface and are then showered in a sea of applied bubbles trapped beneath the surface of the glass. The collection is available in blended colours such as aquamarine, gold and dark blue, silver blue and silver green. Some of these have also been produced as Limited Editions, these are dated and signed making them even more exclusive.

Other popular designs include the Midnight Sun Series which is a blend of golden yellows with warm aurora bases. Inspired by the Mid-Summer nights of northern Sweden, the series is available in a wide range of shapes, including bowls, vases, perfume bottles and goblets.

The Aqua Series captures the passion and power of water. In a mix of turquoise and cobalt blue the range offers curvaceous bowls, elegant vases and sensual perfume bottles. Other collections include Haze, Pastelle and the Standing Stone Series.

At the workshop and showroom visitors are able to see and buy a full range of work, watch us glass blowing and meet the artist!

So whether you are looking for a stunning hand made piece for your home or a present for someone special, we can help you choose some thing unique.

We can also post items to you by mail order, should you not be able visit. Why not visit the website first?

Or telephone / email for the nearest gallery we supply in your area.

We are open to visitors Monday to Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. If you are travelling some distance please telephone first. We are also open on Saturday by appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Martin Andrews - Glass Design.
The Ruskin Glass Centre
Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge. West Midlands. DY8 4HF.
Tel / fax: 01384 399 462

email: martinandrewsglass@hotmail.com
web : martinandrewsglass.com

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  Introduction  |  Anelemsi  l  Blowzone  |  Crystal With a Twist Ltd  |  Gary Hodgetts, Blacksmith  |  
Glasshouse Coffee Shop  |  Kevin Barry Crystal  |  Martin Andrews Glass Design  |  Northlight
Photography
  |  Philip Potter, Sculptor  |  Redhouse Glass Crafts  |  Wynstones Press | Paul Floyd -Transparent |