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Artists & Makers

Jo Downs - Fused Glass Designer


After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Glass and Ceramic Design from Sunderland University, I set up my first glass making workshop in London's Muswell Hill.

I have now been designing for over 20 years and, working from my Cornwall studio, drawing inspiration from the beautiful coastal landscapes. Advanced fusion techniques allow for the creation of abstract designs of great individuality and depth.  
 
Along with my popular range of handmade giftware and statement interior pieces such as wall panels and art frames, I have developed my studio to undertake large architectural and interior projects. This unique facility and my innovative designs have earned me commissions for cruise liners, churches, hotels and corporate headquarters. I have also enjoyed hundreds of private commissions, producing windows, mirrors, wall panels and other artworks for a variety of homes.

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Jo Downs

Medium(s):

Fused glass

Jo Downs

Medium(s):

Fused glass

Jo Downs - Fused Glass Designer


After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Glass and Ceramic Design from Sunderland University, I set up my first glass making workshop in London's Muswell Hill.

I have now been designing for over 20 years and, working from my Cornwall studio, drawing inspiration from the beautiful coastal landscapes. Advanced fusion techniques allow for the creation of abstract designs of great individuality and depth.  
 
Along with my popular range of handmade giftware and statement interior pieces such as wall panels and art frames, I have developed my studio to undertake large architectural and interior projects. This unique facility and my innovative designs have earned me commissions for cruise liners, churches, hotels and corporate headquarters. I have also enjoyed hundreds of private commissions, producing windows, mirrors, wall panels and other artworks for a variety of homes.

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