E&M Glass

Family Run Business Handmade Studio Glass Glassblowing Course Live Glassblowing Demonstrations


Ed and Margaret Burke joined forces and created E+M Glass in the mid 1980's. They have been designing and making unique works of art for the table from their studio on the Welsh / English borders since 1988.

Margaret Burke specialises in the cold working of glass. She designs and embellishes a range of plates, bowls and glasses. Primarily inspired by Primitive Art, she has developed the technique of etching through layers of coloured glass to create designs that are both contrasting and tactile. Margaret enjoys working on the functional form, creating ranges of tableware that emphasise the functionality of each piece.

Ed Burke is a master glassblower. Having discovered glass at the age of eighteen he embarked on a career in the medium. Studying at college he obtained a BA (Hons) degree in glass design and then worked and learned from many established glassmakers. In 1988 he built his own furnace and studio and began producing his unique style of glassware. Specialising in tableware, Ed's interests are in the use of strong colour and shape. His designs range from the manufacture of production ranges to the more exclusive one-off limited editions.

Ed and Margaret's eldest son Charlie has enjoyed being around molten glass since he was 7 years old. Since training in Sunderland at the National Glass Centre and gaining a BA(hons) Degree in Glass an Ceramics, Charlie has travelled to a variety of different studios before joining his parents at E+M Glass.

It was at University that Amy discovered hot glass. She gained her degree in Three Dimensional Design BA(Hons) specialising in hot glass and has worked with it ever since. Amy enjoys exploring the vast potential that the molten glass has to offer especially layering up coloured glass with its refractive and vivid qualities. Her designs lie in the tessellating element of natural shapes such as butterfly wings and shell patterns.

Whilst finishing her degree, Amy had a commission for the Children's Hospital in Manchester which she needed to hire a hot glass workshop to complete. She hired the workshop that Charlie was working in at the time and have been working together ever since. They married in April 2017 after joining E+M Glass.


Ed Burke

Co-founder of E&M Glass

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Amy Burke

Margaret Burke

Co-founder of E&M Glass

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Charlie Burke

E&M Glass

Glass That Makes You Smile!


Specialist Glass Fairs - Glass Collectors

24th February Knebworth House

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Living Heritage Sandringham Craft and Wood Festival

'Just Crafts' at Sandringham, April 20th - 22nd, (PE35 6EN)

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ICHF Weald of Kent Country Craft Show

4-6 May Penshurst Place Tonbridge

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Living Heritage Thame Country Fair

Thame Country Fair: 5th-6th May Thame Country Showground (OX9 3JL)

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Living Crafts Hatfield House

Thurs 9-Sun 12 May 2019 Hatfield House Hertfordshire

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Living Heritage Burghley Game and Country Fair

May 26th-May 27th Burghley House PE9 3JY

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Living Heritage Rutland Food, Drink and Craft Festival

6th-7th July 2019 Rutland, Leicestershire

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Patchings Festival

11th July - 14th July Patchings Art Centre NG14 6NU

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Cotswold Show and Food Festival

13th July - 14th July The Cotswold Show 30th Anniversary GL7 1XB/GL7 6JT

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Living Heritage Hyde End Craft Show

19 July - 21 July Hyde End Craft Fair HP16 0RD

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The Game Fair 2019

26th July - 28th July Hatfield House Hertfordshire AL10 0RN

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Living Heritage Sandringham Food and Drink Festival

3rd August - 4th August, Sandringham Estate, Sandringham, PE35 6EN

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Living Heritage Food and Drink Festival

10th August - 11th August, Wollaton Park, Nottingham NG8 2AE

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Living Heritage Game and Country Fair

24th August - 26th August, Cheshire Showground, Tabley, WA16 0HJ

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ICHF Henley Country Craft Show

23rd August - 26th August Stonor Park, Henley-On-Thames RG9 6HF

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ICHF Weald of Kent Country Craft Show

30th August - 1st September Penshurst Place Tonbridge TN11 8DH

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Living Heritage Sandringham Game and Country Fair

7th September - 8th September Sandringham Estate PE35 6EN

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Living Heritage Wiltshire Game and Country Fair

28th September - 29th September Bowood House, Calne, SN11 0LZ

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Malvern Autumn Show

28th September - 29th September Three Counties Showground WR13 6NW

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Living Heritage Hyde End Craft Fair

18th October - 20th October Hyde End Craft Show HP16 0RD

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ICHF Crafts For Christmas

24 October - 27 October SEC Glasgow

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ICHF Simply Christmas

31st October - 3rd November NEC Birmingham

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Living Heritage Sandringham Craft, Food and Gift Fair

15th November - 17th November Sandringham Estate PE35 6EN

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E&M Glass

Glass That Makes You Smile!


  • Sarn Glass Studio
  • Tallarn green Malpas Cheshire SY14 7LN

Course Information

Basic Taster Session

Introduction to glassblowing, suitable for beginners £100 per person

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Group Full Day Session

A full day experience of working with molten glass Suitable for beginners £180 per person

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One to One Full Day Session

A full day glass blowing course with one to one tuition Suitable for all levels of experience £360 per person

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Course Availability

Course Terms and Conditions

Course Terms and Conditions
Glassblowing taster sessions at E&M Glass Ltd.
E&M Glass offer a number of experiences within the glassblowing studio environment.
We make safety and wellbeing our highest priority but in order to participate in one of our glassblowing taster sessions you must agree to a number of conditions stated below.
These conditions apply to all our sessions listed below:
-Short Taster
-Basic Taster
-Group Session
-One to One

Your obligations
  • You will follow instructions provided by the instructor at all times.
  • Do not operate any of the tools or equipment without the expressed permission of the instructor and under their supervision.
  • If you feel unwell or nervous at any time please let your instructor know.
  • By signing below, you agree that any spectators you have brought are subject to all of the conditions herein.
  • You will not, at any time be under the influence of alcohol/ any drugs which may impair your ability to participate.
  • You will be responsible for the safe keeping of any property you bring with you.
  • Please declare any existing injury &/ or medical conditions which you feel may affect your ability to participate fully in the session. If nothing is indicated you are declaring yourself fit and able to participate in all activities.
  • Any person who is pregnant may also be limited in the activities they can undertake.
Our Rights
  • At our discretion, and at any time, we may decline or terminate your attendance to the session.
  • We reserve the right to amend, or withdraw, the active session without prior notice.
  • While our sessions do not strictly have an upper or lower age limit no child under the age of 16 or vulnerable adult can be left unsupervised.
  • Understanding must be given in all circumstances wherein the instructor feels it inappropriate for any given participant to partake in specific actions or techniques. In these instances, any and all adaptations will be considered by the instructor and must be accepted by the participant and/ or their guardian.
  • Your safety is our highest priority but understand the potential risks to yourself when participating in a glassblowing taster session. By participating in a session, you accept that you share the responsibility to maintain your own safety and that of others by your actions/ conduct.
  • We shall in no circumstances by liable to you to the extent that any liability arises due to your non-compliance with these conditions or your obligations.
  • We will not be liable for any loss of, or damage to any property that you bring with you.
Acknowledgement & Understanding
  • By purchasing a ticket/voucher for a course this indicates that you understand and agree to be bound by the above terms and conditions.
  • By reading this disclaimer, any photographs taken during the session may be used for future marketing and promotional purposes.


All glassware is handmade to order at our workshop in North Wales.



The Cottage, Sarn - 0.01 Miles to E+M Glass

Next door to the studio. Quiet, bright room with en-suite, separate from the main house in a rural village. 30mins from Chester, 40mins from Shrewsbury.

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BaaBaa Huts - 0.8 Miles to E+M Glass

Luxury romantic retreat in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Close to the beautiful city of Chester and the wild hills of North Wales.

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Cock O'Barton - Distance: 8.4 Miles from E+M Glass

You can expect a warm welcome whether you are popping in for a drink or joining us for a relaxing meal in the restaurant. Our bar is bursting with fantastic beers, lagers and cask ales whilst the wine list offers a cheeky bottle to match all tastes and complement our dishes.

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Carden Park - Distance: 8.6 miles to E+M Glass

A four star luxury Cheshire hotel complete with AA Rosette awarded restaurant, two championship golf courses and award winning spa. Nestled in 1,000 acres of rolling Cheshire countryside, Carden Park Hotel is the ideal venue for a relaxing hotel break, pampering spa visit, game of golf or productive conference. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from Chester City Centre, Carden Park offers the luxury of the city with a countryside backdrop.

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Mulsford Cottage - Distance: 1 mile to E+M Glass

Mulsford Cottage is a four star dog friendly bed and breakfast in Wales, on the border with Cheshire. We offer idyllic weekend getaways and overnight stays for visitors to the nearby Wrexham Industrial Estate and Snowdonia.

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The Stableyard - Distance: 4.3 miles to E+M Glass

Situated in the picturesque village of Bangor-on-Dee near Wrexham. Built in approx. 1630, our accommodation has been highly rated by the Rough Guide to Wales.

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Worthenbury Manor - Distance: 2.5 miles to E+M Glass

Worthenbury Manor, is a historic country house providing award winning 5* luxury B&B accommodation with comfy antique 4 poster beds and friendly attentive service. It's in a quiet rural idyll on the borders of Wales, Cheshire & Shropshire, offering romantic breaks, short breaks and longer holidays. There is free off street parking and WiFi. Supper can be provided by prior arrangement. All our meals use locally sourced and home grown produce, many of which have awards, A warm welcome awaits you.

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Willington Lodge - Distance: 3 miles to E+M Glass

Willington Lodge is home to the Morris family and has been carefully restored in the spirit of the original Georgian architecture, retaining original features and now offers a luxury country Wedding venue with guest bedrooms on a B & B basis. Everybody has a warm welcome and is considered to be part of the family during their stay.

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Buck House - Distance: 4.3 miles to E+M Glass

Nestled on the banks of the River Dee in the picturesque village of Bangor on Dee, the Buck House offers excellent food, drink and accommodation and boasts a unique riverside setting.

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Hampton House Farm - Distance: 6.3 miles to E+M Glass

Hampton House, a former working dairy farm, is set in pretty, tranquil gardens surrounded by 150 acres of pastureland, beyond which there is the vista towards Wales and the Welsh Hills.

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Holt Lodge - Distance: 9.2 miles to E+M Glass

Set in the heart of the borderlands of North Wales, the award-winning Holt Lodge Hotel enjoys far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Attentive to your every need from the first point of contact, we offer warm hospitality, comfortable accommodation and a relaxed dining experience.

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Customer Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting www.handmadeglass.net you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

What Personal Data we collect from you

We collect and process the following data about you:

  • When you make an online purchase we collect and process transaction-based data which may include your billing/delivery address, orders and receipts, email and telephone number. We may also collect technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, for the purposes of fraud screening.
  • When you shop with us, we may collect and process details of your transaction history and shopping preferences including details of purchases you made, items viewed or added to your basket, voucher redemptions, products you show interest in and, if applicable, web pages you visit.
  • When you engage with us on social media.
  • When you contact us by any means with queries, complaints etc.
  • When you choose to complete any surveys we send you. 
  • When you comment on or review our products and services.
  • When you fill in any of our forms. 
  • When you use our car park, shop and visit our off site trade and public shows which usually have CCTV systems operated for the security of both customers and us. These systems may record your image during your visit.

Data we do not collect

  • When you shop with us in store, your payment card information is processed by a GDPR aproved third party. We do not keep any record of your debit/credit card details
  • We will not supply your personal data to a third party for their direct marketing purposes.

How we collect Personal Data

We collect personal data from you by the following means:

  • Information you give us. You may give us information about you by: entering into transactions,  filling in forms or providing information in person, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when:
    • You purchase goods in store or online;
    • Search for a product;
    • Participate in discussion boards or other social media functions;
    • When you report a problem with our site.

The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number.

  • With regard to each of your visits to our website we may automatically collect the following information:

    • Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
    • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
  • Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
  • Your image may be recorded on CCTV when you visit one of our workshop, car parks or off site shows.

How we use your personal data

We may collect and process your personal data for a number of reasons including:

1 Consent

Where we have collected data with your consent, we will process such data in accordance with the consents that you have provided.  For example:

  • Where you have consented to receive direct marketing from us, we will use your personal data, preferences and details of your transactions to keep you informed about relevant products and services including tailored special offers, promotions, events, and so on.  We shall keep you informed in line with your marketing preferences.  You are free to opt out from any such marketing communications.
  • Where you provide us with personal data for a specific purpose (such as complaints, claims, online transactions) we will process such personal data for that specific purpose.
  • To display the most interesting content to you on our websites, we may use data we hold about your favourite products and so on. We do so on the basis of your consent to receive notifications for our website to place cookies or similar technology on your device.

2 Contractual Obligations

We may need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations. For example, we will need to process personal data to deliver goods you have purchased online.

3 Legal Compliance

If required by law, we may need to collect and process your data.  For example, we may need to process personal data to comply with our legal obligations to share data with law enforcement or to comply with an order from the court.

4 Legitimate Interest

We process your data to our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.

These legitimate interests include the following:

4.1 Direct Marketing and good customer Service

It is a legitimate of interest of our business to contact our customers for the purposes of direct marketing. 

Subject to their marketing choices, we send customers who have transacted with us personalised communications in relation to new products and ranges and offers by email and we do so on the basis of our legitimate interests. Again, subject to their marketing choices, we also send our customers personal communications in relation to new products, new ranges and offers  by post on the basis of our legitimate interest.

We use the data we have to offer you promotions and products that are likely to be relevant to you.

You can, of course, decide not to receive any direct marketing from us.  

4.2 Surveys

From time to time, we may send you requests to take part in a customer survey to improve our products or your shopping experience.  It is entirely optional as to whether you wish to take part in any such survey.  These messages will not include any promotional content and do not require prior consent when sent by email or text message. We have a legitimate interest to do so as this helps make our products more relevant to you.

Of course, where we ask you for personal data to improve your shopping experience, it is always your choice as to whether you give us that information.  

4.3 Process orders

We will need to collect and process data in order to process any orders online.  If we don’t collect your personal data during checkout, we won’t be able to process your order and comply with our legal obligations. 

We may share personal data with Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you. For example, your details will need to be passed to a third party to deliver product ordered online.

Following a transaction, we may keep your details for a reasonable period afterwards in order to fulfil contractual obligations such as refunds.

4.4 Refunds and complaints

We have to process personal data in order to respond to your queries, refund requests and complaints.

We may also keep a record of your queries, refund requests and complaints for the following purposes:

  • To inform our future communications with you;
  • To review whether there are any patterns regarding the complaints we receive, for example, quality issues with any particular products;
  • To be able to demonstrate how we dealt with your complaint; and
  • To consider how we can improve our services based on your experience.

In such circumstances we will process your personal data in accordance with our contractual and legal obligations with you and our legitimate interest to provide you with good customer service. 

4.5 Security

We have a legitimate interest to protect our customers, our business, our employees and our stores from criminal and illegal activity such as fraud and theft.  Therefore, we may process personal data as follows as part of our legitimate business interest:

  • Monitoring your browsing activity with us to identify and resolve any problems and protect the integrity of our websites. This will include checking passwords and using automated monitoring of IP addresses to identify possible fraudulent log-ins.
  • Operating CCTV systems in our workshop, car park and off site shows which record images for security.
  • Preventing fraudulent transactions.

If we discover any potential criminal activity we will use personal data (such as CCTV footage, transaction monitoring, etc.) to investigate the potential criminal activity and, where appropriate, pass the details of such potential criminal activity to the police and other relevant regulatory authorities. For fraud management, we may share information about fraudulent or potentially fraudulent activity in our premises or systems with third parties such as law enforcement bodies and the relevant financial institutions.

We may also be required to disclose your personal data to the police or other enforcement, regulatory or Government body upon a valid request to do so. We assess such requests on a case-by-case basis whilst taking the privacy of our customers into consideration.

4.6 Updates on law and our policies

We may send you communications required by law or which are necessary to inform you about changes to our business and/or issues regarding our products.  For example, we may contact you by email, post or text regarding updates to this Privacy Notice, product recall notices, and legally required information relating to your orders. These service messages will not include any promotional content and do not require prior consent. If we do not use your personal data for these purposes, we would be unable to comply with our legal obligations.

Sharing Your Data

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  1. Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
  2. Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
  3. If E+M Glass Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  4. If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms & Conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of E+M Glass Ltd, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  5. In order to support, operate, maintain our website, to assist your user experience of the website and for fraud management we currently use the following IT companies who may process your personal data pursuant to contracts with E+M Glass Ltd:
    • Site 123
    • Paypal
    • Intuit
    • Stripe
    • Mail Chimp
    • Privy
    • Google
    • Microsoft
  6. We also use delivery couriers to deliver homes and businesses. Currently we use the following delivery couriers:
    • DPD local
    • Transglobal
  7. We also work with the following social media companies
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Hootsuite  

  8. We work closely with the third parties with which we share your data to ensure the that the third parties:

  • Have adequate security measures and policies in place;
  • Will respect and protect your privacy;
  • Only use your data when necessary to perform their specific services in place and will protect your privacy;
  • Will delete your data or anonymise when we have stopped using their services.

Storing your personal Data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and have procedures in place to ensure your data receives the same protection as if it were being processed inside the EEA.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Input of personal data is at the user’s discretion. We have strict policies and procedures regarding the storage, processing and transmission of your personal data.

Managing your Personal Data

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

In general, you can choose how we communicate with you, but there are certain communications which are necessary for the operation of this site or which we are required to send by law, and you cannot opt out of these.

How long is Personal Data kept.

We will only keep personal data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymised.

When you place an order, we’ll keep the personal data you give us for seven years so we can comply with our legal and contractual obligations.

Your rights

Under the Data Protection Laws you have the following rights.

1 Direct Marketing

When we are sending direct marketing to you on the basis of our legitimate interest, you have the right to decide not to receive any direct marketing from us.

Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.

You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels.

You can also exercise these rights and update your preferences at any time by contacting us info@emglass.co.uk.

Please note that you may continue to receive communications for a short period after changing your preferences while our systems are fully updated.

2 Access to personal data

You have the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Laws and is free of charge in most cases.

If you require access to the information we hold about you, please write to 

Privacy, E+M Glass Ltd., SarnGlass Studio, Tallarn Green, Malpas, Cheshire SY14 7LN, U.K.

3 The correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete.

You have the right to request any information we hold is corrected if it is inaccurate. To ask for your information to be amended please contact us at info@emglass.co.uk.

4 Legitimate Interests

In general, you can choose how we communicate with you, but there are certain communications which are necessary for the operation of this site or which we are required to send by law, and you cannot opt out of these.

Where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop based on your individual circumstances.  We shall stop any such processing unless we believe that we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data.

5 The right to make a complaint

If you do not consider that your data has been handled correctly by us or you are not happy with our response to any requests you have made regarding our use of your personal data, you have the right to make a complaint to the International Commissioner’s Office.   Their contact number for complaints is 0303 123 1113. 

Further details regarding making a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office can be found at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ (please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites).

Third party websites

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@emglass.co.uk or by calling us on 01948 770 464.

This notice was last updated on 25/05/2018