Emily Bellhouse - glass artist

Small Portraits - created from melted glass squares
Original image
Original image

Glass images created using fused coloured glass
Glass images created using fused coloured glass (size 36 x 46 cm).

To get the full effect, stand further & further away from the image.


Detail of piece
Detail of piece (15mm square)

Your chosen portrait image created by melting together layers of glass in different shades of grey. When viewed close up the piece appears to be a composition of glass squares and as the onlooker stands further away an overall picture suddenly materializes.

The piece is created using state-of-the-art transparent fusing glass that is melted together at high temperatures in a kiln. The overall piece captures the seductive tactile and reflective qualities of glass.

Emily has developed the process for forming images from fused glass. Emily starts by breaking down the image into small squares. She then builds up layers of glass, by eye, to form different tones of grey in the different areas of the image.  Darker tones for the darker areas and lighter tones for the lighter areas.  She then fires the piece in the kiln to melt all the layers together.

Overall sizes available
a). 30 x 30 cm

b). 40 x 40 cm


Other sizes available. Please contact Emily to discuss.

The piece can either be framed for hanging or secured to the wall using aluminium fixings.

Information on the main image to be provided

Content: The type of portrait image that works well is one that is close-up, with high contrast and not too much detail.  Emily can advise you as to the suitability of any image.


Orientation:  The image can be either portrait or landscape in orientation. The image selected should take into account the size and proportions of the final piece to ensure that no detail is lost.


Format:  The image can be provided as either flat artwork (e.g. photograph or printed material) or in digital format. The digital image should be Jpeg or Tiff files, and the highest quality possible (a minimum of 300dpi).


Colour:   The photograph can be given as either colour or black & white.


Number:  It is advised to provide a selection of images so that Emily can select the one that would work best for the piece.


All original items will be returned to you when the work is complete.


Price is determined by the overall size:

Size Price with wall fixings Price framed
30 x 30 cm £585 £625
40 x 40 cm £885 £925

Other sizes are available. Price on application. Please contact Emily for further details.

The price includes:
The manipulation of image provided, the design and creation of the piece, and all materials.

The price does NOT include:
Packaging, postage and installation.

A 50% deposit will be required with the order and the remaining 50% on the delivery of the piece.

Your piece will take a minimum of 10 weeks to design & create (from receipt of the order, the deposit and the source material).   Timings may vary depending on any commitments at time of order and the size of the order.  Emily can provide an indication as to how long the piece will take prior to placing an order.

Important information to note

Where appropriate, it is the responsibility of the client to obtain permission for use (from the owner) of any materials provided. It will be assumed that this permission has been granted on receipt of the photographs.


Any digital image(s) provided that are not of a high enough quality, will not be used and the artist will request a replacement.


Any material considered in conflict with the artist’s integrity (e.g. are inappropriate or obscene) will not be used. If a suitable replacement cannot be found, the artist has the right to refuse to continue with the work.

This is a handcrafted artwork rather than factory made article. Therefore there will be variations between pieces and artistic license applied to the design.


Due to the nature of the material and techniques used, there may be bubbles and minor blemishes within the glass.

Timescales are given as an estimate. If there are any unforeseen events that may affect delivery times, Emily will inform you immediately.

To place an order or to discuss the details further, please contact Emily directly either by email or by telephone.


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