Anyone who visited our Wedding Fayre yesterday at The Spread Eagle Hotel in Thame could not have missed the wonderful creation this company designed for us!
I am delighted to introduce you to this weeks ‘Credible and Incredible’ Supplier of the Week – Global Ice Sculptures. I had the pleasure of visiting the company a couple of weeks ago and seeing them carving the sculptures in person. The workmanship is exceptional and the team are extremely friendly too!
Please tell our readers a bit about the history of Global Ice Sculptures…
Glenn has always been in the ice industry and for many years supplied ice cubes into London’s clubs and bars. However, after seeing some incredible ice sculptures ironically on the other side of the world in Australia, he had the idea to extend his product range and Global Ice Sculptures Ltd was born!
Who are ‘The Team’?
The ‘core’ are Glenn, his partner Clair Willsher and head carver Nopporn Satjavata. The ‘extended family’ include a loyal and dedicated team of other carvers, creatives, delivery and production personnel.
How do you come up with your designs?
The creative team work on a new range each season (much like the fashion industry) as well as looking ahead to key future events – London 2012 for example. Our carvers definitely keep an eye on US world-leading ice design, as well as being influenced by home-grown trends and influences.
Who are Global Ice Sculptures customers?
Global Ice Sculptures are lucky enough to work with both private and corporate clients, both of which appreciate the ‘wow’ factor and impact of ice sculpture at an event.
What is currently your favourite design?
Everyone loves a wedding and the team at Global Ice Sculptures are no different! It’s always a nice call when a bride and groom ring to order an ice wedding cake or entwined hearts!
What events to you provide your Sculptures for?
Anything and everything – weddings, bar mitzvahs, private parties, corporate events, awards dinners, product launches, fashion shows – the list is endless!
You have just started creating stunning table centres can you explain a bit about these?
Yes, following demand, Glenn is working on an innovative production technique to produce self-lit, competitively-priced ice table centrepieces for weddings, corporate functions and awards dinners. The designs are stunning as you say and offer a really innovative and different alternative to flowers.
If you could create an Ice Sculpture for anyone in the world who and what would it be?
Disappointed not to have got a call from William and Kate, Global Ice Sculptures are now hoping to be commissioned by Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne for their big day!
We heard about your visit from the ‘Hairy Bikers’ recently have you been involved with any other celebrity events?
Yes, we have great contacts with some TV production companies and another recent TV commission was from Channel 5 for Celebrity Big Brother 2011. An icy ‘46’ vodka luge was secretly smuggled into the Big Brother garden and was the centrepiece of a raucous party to celebrate Darryn Lyons’ (aka Mr. Paparazzi) birthday.
The launch of Big Brother on Channel 5 gave the channel its highest ever ratings for an entertainment show and Glenn remarked at the time “We’re used to providing sculptures for large events, but I think this is the first time one of our pieces has been viewed by 5 million!”.
How do you spend your time when you are not working?
Glenn and Clair love their work and regularly work 7 days a week – they are committed to delighting their customers and truly care about the events they supply ice sculptures to. On a rare day off, they like heading out on a long walk with their three gorgeous labradoodles!
Do you have a current special offer for Ice the Cake readers?
Absolutely! Global Ice Sculptures will offer FREE DELIVERY with pleasure to all Ice The Cake readers.
A Message from The Team… please add your comments
We love to hear from brides and are more than happy to sketch up a unique ice sculpture design to fit your unique day!
Any other information you would like to include.
We can freeze keepsakes, momentos, photos, table plans and even wedding rings into ice. It really is such a fun and creative medium to work with!
Thank you so much for your wonderful Ice Sculpture at yesterday’s wedding fayre, we are very much looking forward to working with you. xx