Thomas Petit Glass

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Thomas Petit Glass started out in the world of clay, before entering the field of glass art. At first, unwilling to expand his knowledge, he then remembered a visit to a Dartington Crystal Factory to watch glassblowing as a child. This memory jolted his desire to broaden his horizons, and Thomas embarked on a glass blowing course in Cornwall. Financial difficulty meant he was able to accept a three-year apprenticeship, and Petit eventually took up a voluntary position at The Glasshouse in Covent Garden. After various jobs and time spent in New Zealand. Thomas settled in Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District, but Thomas Petit Glass Artist was still holding down a full-time job

Feeling the stress of working a full-time job, in 2015, and juggling it with his glassmaking meant Thomas was to make an important decision. By 2016, Thomas was concentrating solely on his glassblowing. The inspiration for his works comes from both everyday objects and experiences, as well as from art and his own photography. Many of the best Thomas Petit Glass Art works have actually been happy accidents, he confesses. One of his latest ranges that continues to evolve is his ‘Sea Shore’ range, with his inspiration coming from his childhood trips to East Sussex. All his pieces in this range are ground by hand, and the sheen is restored by buffing when necessary after sandblasting.