Joia Glass is handmade by Joy and Peter Cole, influenced by our love of natural forms and vibrant colours. Inspiration can come from a walk in the woods or on the beach, a sunset or cloud structure, waves, or from a found object: a stone, leaf, flower, textiles, driftwood; anything really! We like to try different ways of working with glass - its property to flow then 'freeze' in a new form to get effects of fluidity and texture.
We have recently moved to a new workshop and gallery in Kirkharle Courtyard, NE19 2PE, in Beautiful Northumberland. We welcome all visitors to come and see us at work, to commission and buy pieces. We will also be taking part in Blythe Tall Ships event in August plus craft shows at St. Gabriels, Heaton, and Belsay Hall later this year (details on our website)