Stained glass, fused glass and greetings cards - all handmade in Sunny West Cork, Ireland
Inspired-glass ~ Adrian & Chris Brentnall ~ Ballydehob, Co Cork, Ireland ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 028 37593
Welcome to Inspired-glass
Stained glass, fused glass, suncatchers, lamps, door and window panels, tealights, dichroic jewellery and greetings cards - all handmade in Sunny West Cork, Ireland.
We are a small studio designing stained glass and fused glass - situated near Ballydehob in the far South-West of County Cork, Ireland. You can find us at a number of local stockists, - or visit our new online shop.
About Stained glass
Each stained glass item is unique, we generally use the intricate 'Tiffany' technique - where every piece of self-coloured glass is hand-cut to size, and individually wrapped in thin copper-foil, before being carefully soldered together and then hand-finished.
This process allows much finer detail than traditional 'leaded' stained glass while still producing a strong and stylish result. Other studios may use a variety of cheaper alternative techniques involving various types of plastic and paint - but all of our work is made the ‘old fashioned’ way - which takes longer, but produces a better effect and a long-lasting result.
We also work with traditional leaded construction, although a lot of this is renovation and repair, rather than new construction.
As well as our range of ‘standard’ or ‘pre-made’ gift items, a large amount of our work nowadays is in ‘bespoke’ design - anything from a one-off suncatcher to a set of stained-glass panels / doors / windows.
We also offer a full repair & renovation service for 'tiffany-style' and leaded items For some examples of our recent work - see here - for information about commissioned stained-glass designs see here.
This website displays my range of hand-made stained-glass - (including suncatchers, tealights, lamps, door & window panels) and kiln-fused glass / dichroic jewellery, as well as the unique, hand-made greetings cards made by my wife Chris.
We hope that you enjoy browsing our gallery of designs.
A selection of our items are also available by mail-order.
About Fused glass
In addition to the stained glass, we also produce an ever-expanding range of kiln-fused glass items - including a great choice of suncatchers. pendants, brooches and earrings using a variety of inclusions, coloured and irridescent glass, and some stunning dichroic glass. We also have a selection of kiln-fused suncatchers - many of which incorporate the seven Chakra healing colours.
The glass is cut to size and shape before being heated to around 800 degrees centigrade in a computer-controlled kiln, in a process that takes seven hours. If dichroic glass is involved it will undergo an unpredictable colour-shift during the intense heat of the firing, at high temperatures the glass will move and distort - adding an exciting element of surprise to the project.
Our stock of dichroic jewellery is constantly changing (it sells faster than we can photograph it!) - so if you’re looking for something special it's better to contact us or visit one of our stockists - though we do have a small selection of jewellery in our online shop.
Looking for Gift Ideas?
Visit our new online shop
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See our angels, suncatchers,
jewellery & greetings cards - plus the new WCAWG charity heart suncatchers - available now!