Yvette Green is a stained glass mosaic artist working from a small studio based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Originally from South Africa, Yvette trained in Botany and Education before working in mosaics for the last 10 years. She works primarily with stained glass and glass inclusions and produces mosaics for all areas of the home, specialising in garden mosaics. Her work is inspired by the intense colours of nature and her love of the outdoors. Garden mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day.
Yvette has exhibited widely around Gloucestershire, and mosaicked one of the large hares for the Cirencester March Hare Festival in 2014 and the Cotswold Hare Festival in 2017. She is also a member of the British Association of Modern Mosaic.
Karen is a glassmaker, she started her journey into glass by studying architectural glass at Queens Road School of Art in Bristol. Since then she has taken a part-time course in glass craft and a number of master classes to learn a range of glass making techniques from hot, furnace glass, casting, fusing, flame-working and cold-working glass. Part of Karen’s love of glass is that she is always learning and developing new ideas to bring to her glass.
Karen is currently making a range of plates, bowls and vessels in her Bristol studio, fusing glass, exploring crackle techniques, stripes and irridescent patterns. She also enjoys the magic of working with hot glass and hires a hot shop to blow glass, making paperweights and baubles.
Karen’s latest work is on permanent display at the Cotswold Craftsmen’s Gallery in Nailsworth. Commissions Welcome
Individually designed and handcrafted silver and gold jewellery alongside a range of other precious, non-precious and mixed metal pieces. Designs inspired by Anglo-Saxon culture created with a contemporary feel. From large cast one-off pieces in silver or bronze to intricate diamond set platinum rings. Commissions taken to makers or customers design in most metals.
Visit Hazel’s website at to see a fuller range of work or call in at our gallery in Nailsworth where she permanently has work on show. Hazel is happy to meet you at the gallery or at her workshop by appointment.
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Sonya makes unique, handmade ceramic vases, platters and collectable jewellery at her studio in Bristol. She forages leaves from local arboretums, forests and her own garden to inform her designs.
“All my jewellery pieces have codes on the back relating to a page on my website (collectable jewellery) where customers can search their purchased item to find a corresponding photograph, grid reference and notes on the leaves that inspired the individual piece. ”
Inspiration also comes from her oversees travels, with pieces such as her ‘Sonoran’ vases, created after a trip to the Arizona desert where the Sonoran Cactus thrive.