Lesley Pyke 'scratched' a little flower onto a glass in Zimbabwe in 1983 and her life was changed forever. She has been taking commissions and creating her own art glass ever since, running a glass engraving business since 1984 for 19 years in Zimbabwe then here in the UK where she has her business in Halesworth, Suffolk.
Lesley's myriad of clients come from all over the world, she has been commissioned to complete works for heads of corporations, heads of state and royalty. Their tastes have been varied and Lesley engraves the glass accordingly. You will notice that her own creations vary in style, technique and theme, depending on her mood.
Lesley said: "This medium of engraved glass is so thrilling and so well received and once you have experienced this you will find it useful for every occasion, each piece lasting many generations. Remember it is estimated the Portland Vase was engraved in 40BC and is now priceless."
Visit Lesley's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/lespyke