Ed Burke Glass and Amelia Burke

Ed & Margaret Burke opened the studio doors over 30 years ago, specialising in etched tableware. The studio is now run with their eldest son Charlie & daughter in law Amelia Burke working as a team to create a breadth of different work. The studio has developed and changed over the years to include large scale installation pieces, producing studio stemware for galleries as well as teaching glassblowing courses and displaying glassblowing around the UK. We are a family run, artisan blown glass studio. We have been running for over 30 years and based on the Welsh/Cheshire border.

Ed Burke

Amelia Burke gained her degree in Three-Dimensional Design BA(Hons) specialising in hot glass from Manchester Metropolitan University. With the goal of widening her skill set, after finishing university, Amelia travelled to several glass studios volunteering her time including some time with Charlie Macpherson at Notarianni Glass. Amelia then moved on to working at The World of Glass in St Helens and Amelia now works as part of E&M Glass, a family run studio, making her own creations with her husband Charlie Burke as well as the studio glassware.

One of Amelia’s favourite projects was working with Lime Arts and creating an installation as part of the Hydrotherapy Department at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Her work is about taking tiny close-up details of the natural world, such as butterfly wings and fern fronds. She studies the cellular details as well as full scale, redrawing them, scaling them up greatly, and reinterpreting them in the hot glass to create beautiful glassware. Patience and Amelia’s contemporary glass go hand in hand. The detail she aims to create in her work is time consuming but necessary to the process.