About Ekko Glass Design
Lampworking glass is an ancient technique that dates back to the first century. The process of creating lampwork glass has changed little throughout time; lampworking uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of coloured glass around a metal mandrel (rod). The extreme heat of the torch melts the glass rods into an almost toffee like state where it is then moulded and shaped into colourful beads. The beads are then kiln fired to harden the glass for durability.
Each piece of glass is individually melted and handcrafted by the artist, creating the unique and intricate designs you see today.
Ekko Glass designs produces contemporary styled jewellery; pendants, necklaces, bracelets, beads and earrings along with a decorative functional homeware collection; salad servers, cheese knives, key rings and spoons – each individual and unique in every way.
Chris Eaton, from Ekko Glass Design, began working with glass five years ago after a visit to her home state of Tasmania, here she had the opportunity to work with world renowned glass artist Jan Ridgen-Clay from The World of Marbles in Sheffield Tasmania.
Chris was enticed and inspired by the beauty, vibrance and luminance of working with glass.
Chris is continually honing her skills as a glass artist and still sees lampworking glass as a kind of magic where coloured glass is melted in a mesmerizing flame to create beautiful glass jewels.