Colin and Louise Hawkins have been working collaboratively since 1998. Their combined training and experience is extensive and diverse and both have been involved in glass making for over 20 years.
Louise graduated in Design at Goldsmiths College London before studying at the International Glass Centre, while Colin trained in Glass at Sunderland University and the Royal College of Art in London. They gained much of their understanding of the medium of glass early in their careers whilst working alongside some of the British Glassmaking industry’s traditional and contemporary artisans.
From their glass-blowing studio at The New Brewery Arts Centre in the Cotswolds Colin and Louise use a combination of traditional glassblowing techniques and contemporary craft skills to develop their work which is held in both public and private collections worldwide. They have worked on many commissions and exhibit their One-off pieces and Studio ranges in selected galleries and at their studio where visitors are welcome to watch the glass being made.