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“In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture the colour creates the light” — Hans Hoffman
Garden Rainbow Range
I am delighted to announce my new garden rainbow range. From abstract birds to fabulous rainbows and rainbow bars for your flower beds and planters, there are a spectrum of pieces to make your garden shine. Full range of products to view in my shop.
Colour is at the heart of what I do at Northern Sky Design. Glass is a wonderful medium to explore this and express creativity. It has a luminosity rarely achieved with other materials and it is my objective to develop my work for my customers, and with my clients, to make pieces of art that can enhance our environment and make us smile!
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Inspired by the iconic landmarks in the North East I created a series of drawings, screen printed them onto glass and added fused colour. These are also suitable to mark a special occasion. I made several personalised coasters to give as gifts for a wedding at Baltic and they looked great!
Little Pieces of Art
Transparent Light Swirl
Large swirl insprired by a woodland garden full of heathers and ferns. Colours include chartreuse, greens & deep pinks.
The Little Bird House
This is a representation the logo for The Little Bird House which was based at Wheelbirks, Northumberland. I was given a little drawing on a business card as a starting point and formed a mould, cast the glass then added graded colour.
Still Life Flower Studies
Exploring the art of Still Life. I created a series of studies of flowers in vases. Glass is such a lovely medium to reflect colour and being made from mainly transparent glass enables the light to shine through and luminate the piece.
Northern Sky Design is based in Rowlands Gill where we are fortunate to have lots of unusual British wildlife including Red Kites. I have created a series of plates inspired by nature around us.
At Northern Sky Design, I produced a series of pieces for seasonal celebrations. My products are designed and made by me. Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, & Valentine’s; there is something for all occasions. All my seasonal gifts come boxed ready to gift.
Personalisation & Commissions
This was one of a series of commissions reflecting my clients love for the landscape and nature of her Weardale home. It measures 30 x 20cm and is made from cast glass then colour added.
I met with my client to discuss ideas and to establish a colour palette for the work. I believe it is really important for any commission to get the colours right as they reflect personality and an affinity with the piece and connection to your home.
Nutcracker Door Plate
This is a commission taken using an original piece -The Nutcracker.
The client requested a personalised door plate for a childs bedroom door.
Personalised Wedding Coasters
This was a commission for a lovely couple who got married at Baltic Centre for Contemprary Art. They gave these coasters as wedding favours for their guests. What a lovely idea! Personalisation available on all my work.
“Colour is a power which directly influences the soul”
— WASSILY KANDINSKY
Art for your home
Tiles for Bathrooms & Kitchens
Northern Sky Design can design & create tiles and splashbacks for your home. They range from very small border tiles to large splashbacks for bathrooms or behind sinks.
…and for your garden
Garden Sculpture & Design
As well as do interior decoration Northern Sky Design makes art for the great outdoors too. I have designed this piece with our client and a local carpenter, Mark Talbot Carpentry to sit in harmony with her garden. Talk to me about your ideas.
Garden Birds on an Old Apple Tree
These birds are positioned on an old apple tree in a tranquil meadow garden. They sit beside a large area of wild flowers which looks beautiful in the summer months. The flowers retain some colour in the garden when the winter comes.
Three swallows made from cast glass. Here they are displayed on the balcony looking out at the sunrise.
Matisse Inspired Birds
I have created many birds inspired by the love of Matisse’s paper cut out birds. All unique and individual. They work beautifully cast in an abstract shape and design added for inside your home or in the garden to admire.
We are excited to announce that we have our first workshop at the Land of Oak & Iron in Winlaton Mill on 14th March. We hope to do many more in the months to come. If you are interested in upcoming events or joining our next workshop please drop us a message and join our mailing list.