I have always been fascinated by a combination of the hot glass and cold working - fire and water. 

Over the years, I have been increasingly drawn by the Battuto technique which precisely embraces both work processes and allows me to immortalize the beautiful patterns and shapes I see when sunlight hits the surface of the sea outside my workshop windows. I love that it exudes something that is strikingly modern while also having a timeless, ancient quality. 


Andrew Brown




This ancient Italian technique where the glass is first made in the hot workshop, then ground in the cold one. Andrew Brown is a renowned Battuto glass artist, and his unique pieces can be acquired at Backhaus Brown. The time-consuming Battuto technique is applied to bowls, vases, and Glasskibe, and applies a both refined and masculine appeal to the pieces.



Masculine Battuto. Awesome viking ships.

Scandinavian design.


​Minimalistic Nordic design and architectural strictness are fundamental parts of my DNA and the overall expression of my work is always clean, crisp and fully sympathetic with Nordic design traditions. It is in the meeting of these two components that I find my artistic expression. 


The greatest source of inspiration for me is nature. Nature touches all my senses and for me it is an indispensable friend in the design process and nature plays a vital role in my passion for playing with colours. Over the years I have developed a love for Pastorelli; this technique embraces strictness and minimalism as well as allowing me to show my high-spirited side. 

Nanna Backhaus Brown 


Rune Stones


My contemporary interpretations of historic rune stones are made from glass that is initially hand blown then painstakingly cut using Battuto and sandblasting techniques. Each piece embraces both my fascination with the passing of time and my admiration for this ancient craft.


Dating from 800AD to 1500AD, there are around 3000 of these majestic Rune Stones, these “letters from the past” scattered across Scandinavia. My Rune Stones express a humility for the incomparable precision, skill and level of detail found in the craftsmanship of the past and I am fascinated by the times before the opportunity was there to press “delete”; a time when errors were unchangeable.


Andrew Brown