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Broken Glass Design added 9 new photos to the album: Special Wedding Vase Commission — at County Armagh.
January 11

I was commissioned to create a special one-off vase for a unique wedding present. This one was for the sister of a very close friend so it was a particularly special one for me. I was able to deliver it personally across the Atlantic when I was back in Ireland for Christmas. And I was very relieved that it made the jounrney in one piece!

Broken Glass Design added 10 new photos to the album: Broken 'Wood' Design.... — in Brecksville, Ohio.
July 8, 2017

This piece of wood has been on quite a journey with me over the years. I was given the little off-cut of elm from a furniture maker friend in Armagh around 2008. It had a really nice chuck of burr and in 20012 I decided to carve some celtic knots into it. I thought it would make a nice tray or something. I took it with me when we moved to England in 2012 and it just sat out in the garden. When we emigrated to the US I wasn't able to bring much stuff, but at the last minute I decided to bring it along. And now that we have our home here, I was able to finally carve some numbers into it, stain it, and put it up. Its journey is complete!

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A special one-off commission fusing together Aztec and Celtic Art. This piece has a lot of meaning for the client and for me too. The god depicted is Ollin Tonatiuh, the God of the Sun. The name of the God has an important relevance to the person who this piece was commissioned for.... as does the inclusion of the flute!
While visiting Mexico in 2010 I became very intrigued with the history, artwork and architecture of the civilisations of Central America such as the Aztec and Maya.

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Broken Glass Design added 2 new photos to the album: Aztec-Celtic Vase.

Aztec-Celtic Vase - "Ollin Tonatiuh - God of the Sun"
Andrew McManus © 2013

Broken Glass Design added 2 new photos to the album: Aztec-Celtic Vase.
November 15, 2013

Aztec-Celtic Vase - "Ollin Tonatiuh - God of the Sun"
Andrew McManus © 2013

An intricate little Celtic Bottle commissioned for a unique wedding present. Please share to spread my work as someone out there might want to commission something similar!

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Broken Glass Design added 3 new photos to the album: Celtic Bottle.

Celtic Bottle
© Andrew McManus 2013

Broken Glass Design added 3 new photos to the album: Celtic Bottle.
November 10, 2013

Celtic Bottle
© Andrew McManus 2013

Now that we're feeling all settled into life in Cornwall expect to see more broken glass designs soon. This part of the world is full of inspiration with the ocean, the light and the rugged coastline so I'm excited to see where it takes my creativity...

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Broken Glass Design added 9 new photos to the album: Surfboard Artwork.
May 9, 2013

Surfboard by CC Surfboards, Bude.
Original artwork by Andrew McManus, Broken Glass Design. If anyone would like some original artwork designed and printed on decals for their boards, no worries. email andrewjmcmanus80@gmail.com

Broken Glass Design added a new photo to the album: Surfboard Artwork.

Image for top deck of board - An image I created a few years ago, 'Moonsong-The Lady of the Moon.' If you want to get all hippie you could say It's the song of the moon that controls the tides so guess it's sort of appropriate.

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Broken Glass Design added 8 new photos to the album: Surfboard Artwork.

Designing Artwork for surfboard shaped by CC Surfboards, Bude. Photography by The Enchanting Art & Photography of Catherine Somerlot

Broken Glass Design is experimenting with surfboard artwork!
Celtic Connections Surfboards operate out the unit right next door to my office in Bude! Carl's currently shaping a new board for me and I'm gonna have a go at integrating some of my artwork onto it. I'm looking forward to see how it turns out.... Here's a video showing Carl at work.....

Carl Welton's surfboards have been under the feet of some of the most influential British surfers for over fifteen years Surfer: Joss Ash Shaper: Carl Welton...
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A little selection of new one-off Jewellery pendants..... Each piece of Broken Glass Design Jewellery is uniquely shaped and designed.

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Here's a little sneak peek at some work in progress. A few new pendants and a new vase design...... Nice weather these days folks, sun's a shinin.

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Autumn Arts & Crafts

Here's a little sneak peek at some work in progress. A few new pendants and a new vase design...... Nice weather these days folks, sun's a shinin.

The next batch of Broken Glass Design Jewellery is on it's way....
Sketching out new designs. And because every bit of glass is uniquely shaped, so will the design of each pendant....

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Broken Glass Design added a new photo to the album: Broken Glass Design Jewellery.
May 23, 2012
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Just finished a new Vase! This was commissioned to celebrate the wedding of an Irishman to an Australian lady.
So I guess I tried to tie together 2 cultures... literally!

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Working on a one-off commission today for a large Irish-Australian Wedding Vase... including Hurling Sticks and yes, that is a boomerang!

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