About Buchanan Interiors
After opting out of the Gauteng rat
race, Terry and Stella Stevens established Buchanan
Interiors here in the scenic Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands of
South Africa in 1994 where we provide a full interior
decorating service including custom curtaining and
re-upholstery and carry a wide selection of fabric sample
We moved into our very own premises here in a charming
century old wood and iron cottage at the beginning of 2001
when we became part of the Midlands Meander, an extensive
arts and crafts route.
Our shop provides the usual decorating accessories like
cushions, table linen and lampshades and we have ventured
into making pottery and ceramics and small wooden articles
like bread bins and some decorative wooden carvings.
Since we started making kiln formed glassware it has just
about taken over our lives and is now our main product.
Today we manufacture over 80% of the stock in the shop
ourselves in the studio and workshop at the main house on
the adjacent property.
All glassware is manufactured in our studio situated
in the scenic KZN Midlands. Each kiln-formed item is
individually handcrafted and irregularities merely add to
their unique character and no two will ever be exactly the
The glassware is created using a kiln and moulds. Some
pieces are coloured or decorated using enamel powder, enamel
paints, oxides or on-glaze before firing.
We also have a range decorated by the decoupage
technique after firing. There are many methods of
manipulating warm glass and pieces can be created by fusing
glass together, slumping into moulds, draping over forms
and/or sagging through shaped openings.
Decoration of the pieces is also achieved by using
stringers which is hot glass that is stretched and /or
twisted. Applique and inclusions are further methods of
Over the years we have found glass to be a fascinating
medium and we are continually learning something new and
hence often have new products so keep watching this
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* Contact: Stella or Terry Stevens * Tel/Fax: +27 (0)33 3303799
* Mobile: +27 (0)84 263 8806(Stella) *
* Mobile:+27 (0)82 440 2794(Terry) *
* email: firstname.lastname@example.org *
* Postal Address: PO Box 435,
Merrivale 3291 *
Street Address: 12 Thomas Rd, Merrivale