A beautiful long-stemmed vase created by the glass engraver Frank Grenier using what is known as the Graal technique, the name of which is derived from the Holy Grail
Frank has pioneered a unique type graal technique by engraving onto the outside surface of the finished graal piece, thereby enhancing the overall affect
The shades of blue on this vase show his love of and passion for the sea. We have featured other graal vases and bowls to show you the variety of the work
This glass uses the Graal technique which is initially created in a tiny egg-shaped embryo consisting of different layers of coloured glass
It is slowly re-heated before a clear glass casing is added. The engraved image takes on a completely different image as the colours react to the temperature, consequently no piece can ever be the same.
Frank Grenier is one of the leading glass engravers of our time, having trained under Simon Whistler and held exhibitions in London, Hong Kong, Maastricht, Leerdam, Oxford and Cambridge.
He engraves with tungsten points and diamond burrs and his work ranges from creating coloured glass vases and inscribing letters on glass goblets to embellishing church windows, like his Whistler mentors, and creating country house portraits on glass urns.
Having initially established a top career in the navy, we've found him to be one of our most efficient, reliable, most like-able designer-makers. No commission is too complex and he is at his best creating family heirlooms.
His biggest project to date has been to depict the entire Bayeux tapestry on a 12 inch glass. .bowl.
A beautiful long-stemmed vase created by the glass engraver Frank Grenier using what is known...