LESLEY PYKE LTD GLASS ENGRAVING
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Lesley Pyke (King) - Artist Statement
I joined the Guild of Glass Engravers, London, in 1983, as an Overseas member and proceeded to teach myself with books and videos which I purchased from the UK. Within a few months I was being commissioned by family and friends and so built my business which flourished for the next 19 years in Zimbabwe, using both drill and sandblasting techniques and offering bespoke glass engraving on the smallest glasses to panels and sliding doors.
In 2001 I moved to the UK where I began immediately to build the same business from scratch and where I have a showroom / gallery and workshop in the Halesworth Industrial Centre. In 2018 I moved my business to Henstead, about 30 minutes away.
A myriad of fascinating clients from all over the world have challenged me over the years and continue to do so with their wide variety of tastes and demands. It is often from them that I draw my inspiration for gallery pieces which in turn reflects my ever changing mood.
My clients can always be assured of my personal attention and no matter how large or small the commission the original passion remains unaltered.
As my business is mainly commission based I have had many thousands of commissions since 1983. My clients have been from all over the world and include large corporations, celebrities, European Royalty, an African Head of State. My market is mainly high end luxury gifts presentations and awards, although a good proportion of my clients are the general public requiring simple engraving.
*Permanent display of engraved work and crystal blanks for engraving commissions in my Gallery / Showroom, Halesworth, Suffolk.
Published books featuring my work
* "The Book of Forgotten Crafts" by Paul Felix, Siân Ellis and Tom Quinn was published by David & Charles. 14 April 2011 in hardback
* "Lettering and Process" by Andrew Haslam | Laurence King (published in September 2011)
* Spring/summer 2013 Yachting Matters and The Yacht Owner, editorial - including on line version. An editorial on my glass engraving is on pages 177/8/9 . My very special thanks to Colin Squire, the editor, for including me in his magnificent magazine. Click on image.
Click here for a taste of some past editorials and publications.
For many years I gave talks on the history of my work and glass engraving in general, on arrival in UK I became a WI speaker for Suffolk giving an average of 15 talks a year for 3 years until the business took all my time. It was a good way of introducing myself and my craft to the area where I live and where glass engraving is relatively unknown.
I have taught glass engraving since 1995, mainly one to one on request, I also taught 12 students twice a year in Darsham village in their craft experience days for 6 years.
I now teach at my new premises
Facebook engraving page: http://www.facebook.com/glassengraver
Youtube engraving videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/lespyke
Web Editorials / Interviews:
Uniquely Away editorial (Page 26)
Lesley Pyke is a limited company registered in England number 7337000
Unit 11 Henstead Art and Craft Centre, Toad Row, Henstead, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7LG Telephone 01502 740400
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