Meadow 47'000 sq ft - Photographed by Duncan Butterfield's www.Green-I-Signs.com
Mat Chaloner and Mat Foster
Glacial Art is essentially the combined skills, hard work and creativity of myself and my good buddy and business partner Mat Chaloner. The growing reputation and success of our business is due to one main factor: We absolutely love what we do! We simply love making things and always have done since we first used scissors on cereal boxes and Sellotape on toilet roll tubes.
Before Glacial Art Ice Sculptors came about, we both worked on a wide range of projects in the creative industry: From hard-edged models of prototype military tanks to fake chocolate bars for TV commercials, from costumes for Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell to Puppets for the Lion King Theatre show. We have worked in clay, wax, wood, metal, rubbers and resins. All the time making things and learning things from some of the most talented creative wizards in the UK and we loved every minute of it.
It was Matty C who fell into the Ice game whilst we were working as freelance artists in London. He was taken in and trained up by one of the original masters of the craft. And he in turn thought me everything he had learned.
During the 3 years we have had our own business, we have designed and created Ice sculptures for clients such as Jaguar, Reebok and Gucci - we did an Ice sculpture for the MTV music awards and got invited to the main show and after party- we have even been out drinking with Quentin Tarrantino (Twice). Now we have just returned from an International Ice Sculpting Competition in Latvia with a First Place award.
I'm not trying to boast and I hope I'm not sounding arrogant. But I am proud of what we have achieved. Glacial Art Ice Sculptors is with out doubt growing into one of the most recognised and reputable Ice Sculptors in The UK and I think we are allowed to be a little bit proud of what we have done.
We work damn hard. We put everything we have into each job no matter how big or small. And we absolutely Love doing it.
tel: 07730 321 191
e-mail: Duncan ''at'' green-i-signs.com
I have known Duncan and used his services for many years and in my opinion there is no one better or more competent in his specialist field. He is always very polite and efficient and will do everything possible to get the job done ASAP. Many thanks for everything and keep it up.
Dave Newton CAE EngTech AMIMI MSOE MIRTE - Berry's Accident Repair Centre - www.berrysarc.co.uk
The service from Green-I-Signs has been professional, personal and excellent value compared to previous suppliers used.
J.L. Butterfield - Catering and Facilities Manager, Darlington College, Central Park, Haughton Road, Darlington - www.darlington.ac.uk
Excellent service Duncan, the quality of work was without question, I will certainly use Green I Signs again and recommend you to others.
Jeff Mann - Spanset Ltd, Heavy Lifts - www.spanset.co.uk
"Excellent service, quick communication and has never failed to meet our demanding deadlines. Quality is of a very high standard and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks Duncan!"
Katie Messenger & Paul Iley - Company Directors of PureClean Car Care Ltd.
"I have known Duncan for many years. He is an extremely competent and reliable sign writer and importantly great to deal with. I would have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending him to any potential customers."
Alasdair MacConachie, OBE DL HonDBA FRSA, Managing Director Sherwood's - www.sherwoods-vauxhall.co.uk
Good man, I hope it all goes well for you so the best of luck (not that you'll need it!!).
Paul Buckley - New Lodge www.newlodge.co.uk
Hi Duncan, Look forward to contacting you with new signage for next year. Kind regards
Christine & Brian Robinson - at www.brianrobinson.co.uk
Thanks for the info Duncan, and good luck with the new venture!
Andrew Hancock - Victim Liaison Co-Ordinator Darlington Youth Offending Service
''Thank you for the job you have done on the first of the new Daf's, it makes such a difference to the cabs''. Regards
Stuart Johnson - Director GCS Johnson's Ltd www.gcsjohnson.co.uk
We have dealt with Duncan for nearly ten years, during which time his business has provided my business with excellent knowledge and support of graphics and sign creation. Duncan has always had firm grasp of the sign installation requirements within very short time. Has always provided signs at a very reasonable cost, and always installed quickly with a professional and courteous attitude. We can confidently recommend Duncan as a solid and reliable supplier, and expert in sign making.
Haniff Din - Digital Media Consulting www.digitalmedia.co.uk
We received a professional, prompt and quality service at a competitive price.
Thomas Robinson - www.headlamhall.co.uk
Thank you very much for the fantastic design work you have done for both marketing and product development. I'll be in touch soon for some signage ideas. Thanks again.
Steve Birkbeck - www.gggear.co.uk
We can recommend Duncan to do a 1st class job. He did a professional and eye catching design for our company van and replaced the signs on the front and back of our premises. We wish Duncan well for the future.
John Durkin - www.mikomsystems.com
Wow thanks for the speedy artwork on the signs. I have sent them for approval. Regards
Jean Couldridge, New Lodge www.newlodge.co.uk
Great job on the window Vinyl's in our café and the van sign writing also looks really nice, Good luck with your new venture.
John Reeves, The Forbidden Corner www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk
"12 Polo Shirts and 12 T-Shirts for a Stag Group. Top Class service with a Top Class product. We asked for specific items and designs all of which were produced and designed to the highest of standards. I couldn't have asked for anything more from Duncan and it gave the group a very tasteful but eye catching look. Made my stag do all that more memorable - will be using the service again and would recommend to anyone wanting something of the highest quality at a very competitive price"
Matthew Groves - Specialist Support Officer - DSA Team, The Student Loans Company Limited, Lingfield Point, Darlington.
"Duncan has always produced well designed, quality signs backed with good service for Middleton Hall Retirement Village"
Jeremy Walford, Managing Director. www.middletonhallretirementvillage.co.uk
Sarah-Jane Tipper, Beauty lounge www.beautyloungedarlington.co.uk
Martin Cundy, Country Harvest www.meats.co.uk
Doing business with Duncan is simple, He listens to what I need & he provides it.
It's always a pleasure. Sunil Johal ACIOB, Site Manager, Longcross Construction Ltd. www.longcross.co.uk
Regards David King, Word of Design Limited www.direct-lines.com
Phill Raybould, North East Volkswagen Owners Club. www.thenortheastvwclub.co.uk
Julia Noble at www.noblefineart.co.uk
Tom Cockerill at www.theoakfloorshop.co.uk
Lesley Thompson www.highbankfarm.co.uk
Steve Birkbeck at www.gggear.co.uk
Clare Willans at www.togsntack.com
Paul Buckley at www.newlodge.co.uk
David Hird & Jordan Wood Vinci Construction
Helen Geldard & Michaela Wright at www.stanhope-vet.co.uk
Graham Towns at GT Builders
Linda King at www.wordofdesign.co.uk
Steve Jackson at www.stephens-electrical.co.uk
David King at www.northpenninescycling.co.uk
Stuart Johnson at www.gcsjohnson.co.uk
Tom Cockerill at www.thewoodfloor.co.uk
Sensei James Cockill & Sensei Luke Randell at www.evolutionmaa.com
Jason Denton at www.ess-sales.co.uk
John Reeves at www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk
Micaela Wright at www.stanhope-vet.co.uk
Jon Forster at www.bbm4x4.co.uk
John Durkin at www.bubbletub.co.uk
Green I Signs Seasonal opening times 2010-2011
Sunday 26th Dec 2010 CLOSED
Monday 27th Dec 2010 CLOSED
Tuesday 28th Dec 2010 CLOSED
Thursday 30th Dec 2010 08.00 - 17.00
Sunday 2nd Jan 2011 CLOSED
Monday 3rd Jan 2011 CLOSED