Welcome to artizanne

I design and make kiln formed glass pieces, which can be anything from earrings and pendants to small ring dishes, olive or trinket bowls, platters, light catchers.

Recently I have been making large free standing whales, fish, and fins along with garden stakes in the shape of whales fins and fish on sticks.

At Artizanne my inspiration comes from my love of sailing and kayaking and being near the water, the landscape around my home on the Sussex coast. My work is created by cutting geometric shapes in transparent colours with subtle tones and using small pieces of glass and powder then overlaying other glass to achieve exciting and different effects.

My work has a nautical theme influenced from objects, patterns and lines I see around me. Most of the work I do is double fired, which means it is fired once to give it strength and seal the pattern or powdered shapes, then fired again to form it into a different shape . . . . . . sometimes I cut up fired pieces into shapes and re-assemble them before firing a third time.

Artizanne’s work can be found at:

The Little Art Gallery
Rookwood Rd
West Wittering
Chichester
West Sussex
PO20 8LT

www.thelittleartgalleryonline.com
01243 512218

This is a lovely coastal gallery which has various exhibitions on during the
year featuring a range of local artists. The gallery stocks a range of my
free standing whales, fish and fins.

Studio

The studio is equipped with all the tools needed to create kiln formed glass. It has three separate working areas, a glass grinding machine and a lap grinder, a kiln capable of firing pieces up to 15 inches (38 cm) square, a sink, drilling and shaping tools, various moulds, glass cutters and safety equipment.

With lots of natural light, a sunny aspect and underfloor heating, it is a lovely space to form ideas and work in.

Glass comes in an amazing number of different shades and colour types, and can be solid colour, transparent or dichroic (which has glitzy, mesmerizing colour-changing properties).

Kiln glass is especially rich because it encompasses an enormous range of colours and working methods, from drawing and painting, to stencilling and slumping (melting into a mould shape).

Fused Glass Workshops

We offer workshops for adults and children to create their own fused glass creations.

Children can design and assemble a glass hanging decoration, coaster or trinket dish.
Adults can make a bowl and a coaster or anything they see in the studio that can be made in the time limit.

The work is then fired ready for collection a few days later or can be sent at an additional cost of £10. This is a great way to make a present for someone special or just experiment and have a go at working with this exciting material.

We can accommodate 4 adults or 4 children in the workshop:

    • Adults & Children (3 hour workshop) £50 each which includes all materials and fusing

We can also accommodate special parties of up to 6 adults or children in a large conservatory – please enquire for availability.