Hi there! My name is Brianna and I'm the artist behind Apricate Glass Co.
I'm a New Jersey native, now residing in Norfolk, England due to my husband's job in the US Air Force. Opening in August of 2020, I never imagined I would be moving this little business of mine overseas. What started as a hobby to relieve stress from my full-time job, turned into a passion to create modern and bespoke artwork for customers all over the USA and internationally!
As a proud military spouse, one of my core designs is creating custom 3D aircraft. I am always humbled and honored to make these aircraft for fellow military customers & aviation enthusiasts!
In addition to aircraft, I love creating a wide range of 3D items inspired by nature, as well as landscape and geometric panels. As a multi-passionate person, you'll find a little bit of everything here.
How are my creations made?
I cut each piece of glass out by hand after tracing my hand-drawn patterns on the glass sheets. After cutting, I head over to the grinder to make the edges smooth and make the items fit perfectly together. After grinding, the pieces get a bath in warm soapy water and dried before getting wrapped in copper foil. Once the copper foil is burnished on, the fun begins! Solder is the "glue" that holds the pieces together and brings the items to life. After soldering, the item is washed with flux remover, a patina is applied if needed, and it's finished with a protective wax coating. Once it's buffed and shiny, it's ready to ship!
Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me and the steps it takes to create this art. If you ever have any questions or want to inquire about a custom design, please reach out!