Bluff Cove bowls

Published on Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Research and design, February 2017 for a bespoke mini bowl for retail by a client in the Falkland Islands.

These pieces feature three swirled colours and two king penguins, diving amongst giant sea kelp.


Fresh Air sculpture exhibition

June 2017
Published on Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Back in June 2017 we installed three new sculptures as part of Fresh Air 2017. Our sixth time of showing at this wonderful sculpture show.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bespoke Pendant Shades

Published on Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Bespoke pendant lamp trio.. To be installed above a handmade bar in a restored and renovated Cotswold Stone Barn. 

Sampling process,  in miniature for shade design colours and options.. the overlay leaf pattern, inspired by client logo, is chosen for final design.

Colin blows full size shades, using swedish overlay technique to acheive colour on the outside of the shades.

Making Shades.. in shades.

Blown shades are cooled overnight and drilled in the tops.

Each leaf element is drawn, cut and applied by hand to the shades surface, then each piece sandblasted, again by hand, to remove the excess colour and reveal the resulting pattern.

The shades are installed in a row of gradated colour, from Amber, through Sargasso to Eel.. finished with brass fittings and flex. A wonderful result, the colours and patterns of these unique pieces very successfully compliment the style and finish of the bespoke interior.

 


Scabious Vase

Commission
Published on Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

Vase commission to celebrate a birth. The Scabious flower was chosen by the client for its particular meaning to them. 

The vase shape is low and wide, reflecting the habit of the plant and achieving balance of pattern and form. 


Published on Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

Earlier this year Glyndebourne Opera House invited us to create a collection of exclusive pieces in response to their gardens and grounds in East Sussex.

"...Glyndebourne is a unique and inspiring place and my tour of the grounds left me with a strong impression of the gardens and the sense of connection that those who visit have with the landscape..." The resulting design is inspired by the magnificent and ancient Mulberry tree that grows in the corner of the main lawn where, over the years, many picnics have taken place beneath its branches and many jars of jam made from its fruit.

The Mulberry Tree design began as a one off blown cameo vase onto which Louise drew the original sketches and developed the pattern.

Colin then blew a collection of individual lead crystal bowls that Louise hand etched using sand carving.

We are so pleased that a limited number of these pieces are now available to purchase exclusively from Glyndebourne.

https://www.glyndebourneshop.com/categories/homeware/mulberry-tree-glassware-for-glyndebourne.html?sort=newest

 


Published on Friday, 3 March, 2017

The development of new work culminates in a photography session... This collection of pieces shows our current exploration of nature inspired pattern, texture and repetition. Hand applied and sand carved to acheive layers of depth that envelop and encase the glass forms. Exhibiting at AAF Battersea March 2017


Published on Monday, 20 February, 2017

BULB
4TH FEB – 19TH MARCH
Lighting up the dark months of winter

Lighting design from across the UK, in a range of materials from concrete to glass, wood to paper and vegetable to metal

http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/main-gallery


Moth to a flame

Published on Monday, 30 January, 2017

Creating samples of these bespoke Moth to a flame candle votives has been a lovely way to start the year, bringing together pattern, form and scent. They are now ready to be filled with hand poured natural soy aromatherapy candles. We are so pleased to be collaborating with the wonderfully talented Sophia Russell of Hestias Flame. Her stunning candles are formed from 100% Soy wax which is natural and sustainable. The scents are blended from pure essential oils, not synthetic perfumes, so they will be therapeutically beneficial as well as smell wonderful.

 


Victoria Art Gallery

New stockist of our work in Bath
Published on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013

We welcome the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath to our list of stockists.

http://www.victoriagal.org.uk/

Fig Bowl in Silver Leaf by Louise.


Filming with Cristian Barnett

Film
Published on Wednesday, 27 February, 2013

We were very lucky to work with the talented Film Director Cristian Barnett on our new film.

After a fantastic day filming Cristian edited the footage and then comissioned songwriter Jake Wing to write the music to go with it.

The result can be viewed here; http://vimeo.com/57207942

ENJOY!