NEW ARRIVALS ARTICLE
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 glassmaking 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.
Sterling silver and 24ct gold plate
Claire Troughton is an established jewellery designer with almost 22 years experience. She makes collections of silver jewellery, inspired by nature as well as individual wedding and engagement rings from her Chester studio.After completing 3 years of training at Edinburgh College of Art, plus 1 year in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter, Claire began making her own jewellery in 1996. She soon established a strong following and now sells her collections in almost 40 shops and boutiques throughout the UK and Europe. Claire's exquisite attention to detail and her striking use of gold and silver help to create her distinctive style.
Norwich born Richard Wilson has been making pottery since 1974. His latest work explores the quality of vivid colours and abstract patterns, taking inspiration from the South Dorset sea and landscape. Richard's work is widely exhibited and sold in galleries in the UK and worldwide.