how we make glass splashbacks

How we create our decorative glass splashbacks and tiles

The following page gives various examples of the process of producing our unique glass splashbacks, showing from design stage to completion to give a greater understanding into whats involved in the process of giving you the perfect bespoke glass splashback.

fish splashback design

Brief for this splashback was a school of fish, with visible background landscape, with the tails changing colour as the viewers angle alters.

After producing a number of designs for the client, they felt this final design was right for them, we beleive this is a functional piece of artwork that will be used and enjoyed for many years to come, we are happy to design as many times as it takes to get the design you require.

From confimation of design to final completion, we take on average 3 - 4 weeks.

template for glass splashback

Once the template has been provided by the client or taken by us, we then draw up the design full size to get the final artwork approved before work on the splashback begins.

Due to the complexity and cost of the materiels involved we make sure the client is happy with every aspect before glass is cut or fired.

Cut unfired glass splashback

Pictured left are both the sky and background landscape.

The process of using fine coloured glass powders overlayed and evenly spread, can be very time consuming, however it is a very effective way to produce multiple colours on one piece of glass, in addition this design has been split into 8 sections to accomodate for the flu pipe.

Half fired glass splashback

With Both the sky and background landscape now fired, the bottom four sections of the splashback are next.

Using 4 different blues to turqouise to create the background water. the fish are then built up with each one has 6 individual shapes of glass that are glued in place before firing, then with the bottom coral and sand added at the end. as you can see from the photo the process is carired out across all sections in one to guarantee the powders are all kept inline.

layed out in the kiln

Pictured left is a section of the splashback before going into the kiln.

Depending on the type of glass we are using to create our artwork, we will kiln fire both our glass tiles and splashbacks in the kiln at 800 to 850 degrees, depending on the design we will sometimes fire the tiles / splashbacks upto 8 times to achieve the final artwork, we use high heat resistant glass for all of our products, so they can be used next to cooker locations.

Final glass splashback

With all glasswork complete.

We layout the glass splashback for final checks once we are happy no additional firings are required we then contact the client to arrange delivery.

glass splashbackinstalled behind arga location The Final splashback fully installed. All our wall products are made with a stippled back so the tile adhesive creates a firm grip once installed.

We will either courier it or if you require we can deliver and install for you, from as little as £150 upwards depending on location. Our Courier service is £50 within th UK, and will be delivered by us or by a courier service in a well packed wooden crate.

We also have a template service if you feel the splashback is not straight forward and has curves and bends ie a flu in the middle. The cost of this is £100 upwards depending on location.

Please view our how to fit page giving a detailed explanation of the instilation process

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