Learn with me

I love my work and I love to help others realise their ideas. With guidance from myself at one of my many workshops, you will learn how to create your own glass artwork..

Our Workshops

Our Events

I promote and sell my work at Craft Shows and Exhibitions all year round. Here you can talk to me personally about my existing glass art pieces or about commissions that you would like created. See my events page for forthcoming events.

Our Events

Local Stockists

If you prefer a more personal touch and would like to view my jewellery or homewares then I supply a number of shops. See my stockist page to find the nearest to you and what stock they hold. Please contact me if there is anything you cannot find.

My Stockists

About Shake Your Glass

I’m Elisa and welcome to the magic of Shake Your Glass!

I create glass jewellery, glass homeware gifts and glass wall art. The techniques of kiln forming glass I use include fusing, slumping, casting and kiln carving, I am also familiar with the hot glass technique of lampworking. I believe my glass products and workshops bring colour and happiness to the people involved.

My unique jewellery range is distinctive, colourful and eye catching. I love to make my customers feel confident and individual. My quality homeware collections and art pieces will energize your style and bring a striking focus to your living spaces.

Designing my work

I take my inspiration from wildlife especially birds along with my travel adventures. This is expressed in my glass design through imagery, colours and textures. I have been a member of the RSPB (Royal Society for The Protection of Birds) for as long as I can remember. My love of wildlife started at junior school with our caretaker who used to plan lunchtime wildlife trips. Seeing my first ever kingfisher had me mesmerised and I find it such a rewarding hobby to this day.

Developing new skills and experimenting with the glass is an exciting part of my progress so you can expect ongoing new and original designs.

Inspiration behind the Collections….

I just love Spring Blossom and have been desperate to use a stunning pink and purple colour palette. The smell of Spring and the bright colours. Blossom Collection represents those perfect sunny Spring Day flowers.

Lava Collection was inspired by my backpacking adventures in Chile 2019. We travelled through the lakes and got to see live volcanoes smoking while enjoying fabulous wine. I wanted to express the texture of the volcanic rock and used warm colours.

I was fortunate enough to visit Botswana in 2018. The scenic view of the Okavango Delta is something else. We visited in wet season so we had the lush green vegetation and flowing tributaries of water which I have depicted in my Delta Collection.

Living near Langstone Harbour is wonderful. The landscape at sunrise with the wading birds was the inspiration behind my first collection in 2017 – Coastal Curlew Collection.

Artistic Glass Homeware Waterlooville

The crafting process

Kiln Fired Glass Art Southsea

For most of my current designs I have used the process of kiln forming glass. Using cut clear glass sheet to work on as my base, I then use glass enamel powders to create my twist on the landscapes from my photos. The glass is then kiln fired to form a smooth flat surface. To form it into a shaped piece it will then be fired for a second time over a ceramic former.

My Story

In 2011, I saved up to buy my first kiln. It was a 15cm square and cost me £600. At the time glass was very much a hobby and I was enjoying exploring mostly jewellery making at the time.

2014 saw the launch of Shake Your Glass – I am part of a fusion bellydance group so the name not only reflects my sense of humour but my love of colour and sparkle.

At the time I was working from my garage and was very lucky as acquired equipment mostly 2nd hand to build up my workshop. As my business grew my hours in the garage got longer and in 2018 I decided it was time to find a dedicated workspace.

I joined The Maker’s Guild collaborative on a residency scheme in July 2018. I have my own dedicated work area but share the space with a variety of creative makers whose wealth of knowledge is invaluable and motivating. In 2019 Shake Your Glass became full time. I’m excited about taking on larger commission projects and community based art projects. Let’s see what happens next…..

Some Examples