Whether you’re looking for a special handmade gift, a souvenir of you time in Shetland or a crafting experience to remember, Glansin Glass is a wonderful place to visit.
Cheryl Jamieson started Glansin Glass in 2008 after discovering kiln-formed glass on a trip to Norway. She had always wanted to develop her creative side and dreamed of having her own craft business. In fused glass she finally found her ideal medium and it allows her to express her love for her native islands and create beautiful pieces of art that capture something of the essence of the place she calls home.
The name Glansin Glass comes from the old Norn word glans, meaning to shine or give light, once commonly used throughout Shetland and still in use in Unst in the late 1800s.
Cheryl is a proud Shetlander, and her work is very much inspired by her roots. Shetland is famous for many things such as knitwear, archaeology, geology and music and this eclectic range of inspirations shines through.
The new Glansin Glass visitor centre opened in 2021 and is the perfect place to indulge yourself or a loved one and purchase a completely unique piece. You can also book a glass making workshop. Cheryl will give you a warm welcome and help you to make your very own piece of Glansin Glass.
Glansin Glass is Shetland glass – through and through!
Booking necessary due to current restrictions. Please contact Cheryl to arrange a visit or a workshop.