Welcome!This site showcases the glass art and jewellery I make in my studio in County Sligo, Ireland. I use either borosilicate (pyrex) or Murano glass, and the ‘flameworking’ technique, to create unique glass objects. From minimal designs, to intricate beads, I’m always exploring the incredible colors and qualities of glass. Please visit the shop and check out my glass beads and necklaces. Aloha and Go raibh maith agat! Graham Reid.
Anuket, Goddess of the Nile
This beautiful necklace contains 73 beads made from four different colors of amber glass. Some of the beads have discs made by adding molten glass and pressing it into a circle with a special tool. This also gives each disc a unique ‘fingerprint’ pattern. The rich, earthy amber colors remind me of ancient silt, and the disc beads and arrangement are early Egyptian in style. A stunning, goddess-like adornment!
Anuket is the goddess of the Nile river at the start of the Nile’s journey through Egypt, and in nearby regions of Nubia.
When the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold, jewelry, and precious gifts into the river in thanks for her life-giving water, and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility.
Amphitrite, sea-goddess and wife of Poseidon, was the personification of the sea itself (saltwater). I think this may be the most beautiful necklace I’ve made so far. Made from a translucent blue and green glass, it seems to radiate sea energy. Set on stainless steel cable with sterling silver clasp.
“Flight” Stainless Steel Mobile
What makes this mobile special, is that each of the stainless steel rods is delicately curved in three dimensions, rather than just a straight rod. Each curve relates to the one above and below, leading the whole piece to change constantly as it moves. The rods are most often viewed in silhouette, and the appearance of the lines drawn can be really deceptive and surprising: what you think is a bent rod suddenly becomes straight, or one curve morphs into a different one as the mobile moves.