About Us

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 books.

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.

HANDCRAFTED GLASSWARE

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 same.

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 decoration.

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 space!!!!!

 

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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: buchanans@vodamail.co.za *
* Postal Address: PO Box 435, Merrivale 3291 *
Street Address: 12 Thomas Rd, Merrivale