Welcome to our webpage, it is a good place to start if you want to find out about our gallery, Silversides & Friends, or Gill & Rob Silversides, the artists behind the name.
Our gallery is in Larkhall, Bath. It is our space to show some of the wonderful things that can be done with glass, and we not only have our own pieces here, we show and sell glass from our friends, who may be people we have met whilst exhibiting or through masterclasses that we take as part of our continuing artistic development, or our students, but always it is work we admire and hope you do too.
The fusing workshop/studio is behind our Gallery here we mainly make kiln fired glass, using modern fuel efficient electric kilns to heat art glass up to temperatures of around 800 degrees. We also have a second workshop at our home where we do slightly more messy activities such as stained glass, and engraving. Our primary interest is making beautiful things, that make people think or feel. Some of our creations also have a practical use, such as windows, jewellery, and various dishes,bowls, platters and vases. take a tour of the gallery page for inspiration.
Each piece is unique, sometimes we will make a collection, where the pieces have a similar theme, or style. If there isn't anything you see that quite fits the bill in our gallery, just ask, we have more squirrelled away, or at other galleries/shops and we love to design pieces for our customers. It costs no more to commission a piece and makes a really special gift or prize. Please visit the commissions page for further details of projects we've undertaken.
Glass is addictive and we share our passion with regular classes and workshops. Our popular fusing for fun sessions give you the opportunity to make your very own piece of glass art. We also offer speciality classes, studentships and mentoring for art students. If you would like to treat someone to a class, but are not sure of their availability then we can provide you with a hand made and hand written gift voucher inviting them to a class. Full details can be found on the classes and workshops page.
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