About Sally Moore Glass and Metal

Sally Moore Glass and Metal 

How I started:

Initially I trained as a Furniture and Jewellery designer at Edinburgh College of Art, before working for many years making and teaching silver jewellery, alongside teaching Design Technology at secondary school.

My silver jewellery was heavily textured using hammering, rolling and acid etching techniques and often incorporated added colour. When I discovered glass I was in seventh heaven, as it enabled me to make larger pieces but be design driven by colour as well as by texture and shape. I am inspired by the colours and forms of the coast of Scotland and from my childhood in the English Lake District.

My first pieces of glass were very abstract. I have since moved on to use my other great passion: nature, especially birds and animals. All my products are individually made so no two creations are quite the same. I expertly craft each piece to make a wonderful addition to any home. Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend or family member or even a treat for yourself the price range will suit any purse.

How my pieces are made:

To make one of my fused glass artworks, I use Bullseye glass from Warm Glass UK. All my creation are handmade in my studio near Edinburgh. The clear and coloured glass I use comes in a variety of formats, including sheet glass, frit (small pieces of glass), stringers, rods and powdered glass. I often use all these forms in one piece of art to create the patterns and textures I am trying to capture. When making an artwork, the glass is pieced together, then heated in a specialist kiln up to around 800°C. Some of my products are then slumped over a mould to create more three dimensional pieces. Many of the animals have metal inclusions to allow them to be free standing. These metal additions are hand worked, using my metalwork skills.

Commissions and working with your ideas:

If you are looking for that bespoke piece or have an idea you cannot see on my site, please contact me to have a chat about commissioning a piece of glass art work. I have made commissions for many clients and if you would like to talk to me about creating a unique piece, please do contact me to chat about taking your project forwards. I can either guide you with ideas of my own or listen to your thoughts and make them a reality.