Winner of the 'Forever & Lasting' NOTHS Make Award 2019. Genuine gold leaf glass signs handmade in Devon.
Hello, thank you for visiting my little corner of notonthehighstreet! My name is Hannah and here is a brief introduction about me and my sign writing business, Lauren's Letters.
Lauren's Letters was launched in 2017. I had just finished university and was searching for a creative role (which there are very few of in Torquay, my seaside hometown!). Having grown up watching my father, a traditional signwriter and glass embosser, create mesmerising pieces of glass art, I decided to use the skills I had been taught and shape my own creative career. I began making glass signs on my kitchen table and after a few months, I decided to turn my hobby into a business, naming it Lauren's Letters after my younger sister Lauren. With the help of my partner Edward, we built a studio in our home, and I have been making unique glass signs for customers around the world ever since!
A little about my signs - I use genuine gold leaf on every glass sign. The gold is applied to the glass using the traditional technique of water gilding; a method that results in a brilliant, reflective gold finish. My decorative glass signs are available in a variety of colours that either elegantly style your home, or work as beautiful, unique gifts for birthdays, weddings, christenings, Christmas... any event you can think of! To enhance their beauty, every letter and word comes with a handmade, solid black or white frame.
If you'd like more information about my signs or would like to discuss your own sign ideas in more detail, please feel free to get in touch via the 'ask the seller a question' button.
A traditional technique that results in a stunning gold mirror finish.
Traditional water gilding dates back to the Renaissance period and is a skill that has been passed down amongst craftsmen for several hundred years. The process involves applying loose gold leaves, which are thin sheets of hammered gold, onto glass using a gilders tip. The gold is adhered to the glass using a water size. Due to the fragility of the gold leaf, water gilding is a skill that requires care and a steady hand; one quick move and the gold can fly away!
All of my signs are hand made to order. Please allow up to 4 weeks for your sign to be created and dispatched from my studio.
As my signs are made of glass, great care is taken to ensure safe transit. Every sign is wrapped carefully in an extensive amount of bubble wrap and is shipped in a hard, corrugated cardboard box for extra safety.
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