Oriel Hicks,                                                       Glass Artist.


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Living and working in the Isles of Scilly is inspirational.... but also has its difficulties!

Getting supplies of large sheets of coloured glass intact from the mainland can be a bit of a challenge, especially in the winter months when the only supply vessel is held up because of rough weather.

I thought people might be interested in the life of an island-dwelling artisan.

Turned oak box with glass insert

By Oriel Hicks, Jan 15 2016 08:54PM

I have recently been working in conjunction with a wood turner in Cornwall, and this is the first result. More will follow!

Stuart Mackin makes beautiful, turned oak boxes in different sizes, and I make opaque glass discs to set into the lids. I am also making tiny discs to fit tiny boxes, so if you have a ring you'd like to give someone special, like an engagement, wedding or eternity ring, you can present it in a handmade box, just big enough for one.

Stuart is also making cheeseboards for me from American white oak, which will have a 150mm square glass tile set into it to cut your cheese on to avoid damaging the wood.

Pictures of these will be on the gallery pages of this site before long!

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