Justine loves making glass items, whether it's a little robin, guardian angel, or a special request for someone. She is mainly self taught, and enjoys taking classes to learn new techniques
Glass Robin Decoration £14
Joanna is a designer-maker of contemporary glass using kilnformed and cast glass techniques. She graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham with a first class honours degree specialising in Glass. Joanna enjoys challenging herself and is currently studying for an MA in glass at UCA Farnham.
Joanna's designs are informed by her previous experiences, firstly as an archaeologist and laterly as a landscape architect.
As an archaeologist, Joanna excavated artefacts, often broken, that sometimes became objects displayed in museums. This has inspired the designs for her most recent work, and she has created a number of pieces in lead crystal glass, casting from everyday domestic objects and wild flowers. These artefacts have the power to invoke strong memories, and by recreating them in lead crystal they become an item of beauty to be displayed and will last forever.
Charlotte makes beautiful and practical items for the home - including textile items, accessories and gifts. Charlotte is inspired by her surroundings, from the rural countryside surrounding her studio to trips to the coast.
Jo's range of Christmas decorations are made from clear and coloured sheet glass. She cuts the sheet glass by hand and then assembles the pieces on a kiln shelf. It is then fired in a kiln until it melts together.
Specialising in ceramics with a particular focus on mould making and slip-casting, Sejal crafts decorative and functional pieces, perfectly suited for the home and office. Graduating in July 2014 from the applied arts course, Design Crafts, at De Montfort University, Leicester; after experiencing a vast range of materials and techniques, she was drawn to slip-casting. Setting up her home studio in October 2015, Sejal has created a new collection of homeware pieces, including her latest work, Bud Vases and Hanging Planters, modern stylish pieces which can equally stand alone or work together as a collection. As well as slip casting, Sejal creates one off larger items on the wheel, which keeps her, as an artist, experimenting and interested in her own work.
Designer Lorna Syson founded her studio in 2009 and is now based in Cockpit Arts, South East London. She draws on her childhood in Warwickshire, holidays in Cornwall, and country walks with her dog, Jenkins, to create her uplifting nature inspired patterns. The designs transport the viewer to witness the world through Lorna’s lense and invite them to find the beauty overlooked in their everyday.
Camera in hand, she captures fleeting moments; bees collecting nectar, birds foraging for seeds. These memories inspire illustrations and patterns drawn by hand and on the computer, created in Lorna’s signature style, often using a silhouette technique to produce dynamic, contemporary shapes that give wonderful depth.
Simple Decorations for the Christmas Tree, beautifully handmade, each is a unique ceramic.
Sarah creates tableware and pieces for the home that can be used and loved everyday.
Her ceramics are inspired by the intimate things that surround her, her home and her studio - favourite plants, paint colours, fabrics - all in soft muted colours.
Sarah's work is handthrown on the potter's wheel in the finest porcelain and fired to a high temperature for durability and strength. She uses slip decoration in various ways to create pattern and texture on the surface of the pot, aiming to create movement within the form. Experimental glazes add textural interest.
Sarah is a member of the Anglian Potters Association and teaches ceramics in adult education. She works from her Garden Studio in Cambridge, UK
Molten Wonky was set up in 2009 by Katie Lynn. Having studied Stained Glass at Chelsea School of Art Katie had experience of working with the wonderful colours that are available in glass but found that she wanted to work in a freer more fluid way.
Katie loves making quirky, colourful and original products. She works in a random and haphazard way and that is all part of her unique work.
Colour and shape are a fundamental part of Katie's work. She enjoys cutting, designing and fusing the glass together. Dichrioc pieces, wire, paint and millefiore are also added to create interest and to make each piece individual.