Oriel Hicks, Glass Artist.
My name is Oriel Hicks and I run the Phoenix Stained Glass studio.
It is situated 28 miles off the Cornish coast in the Isles of Scilly and is open all year. I take inspiration for much of my work from the beautiful surroundings of the islands.
In the summer months I make fused and Tiffany glass for the tourist trade. I use the quieter winter months to experiment with new lines and make leaded lights to commission.
The studio is part of a local artists' co-operative, situated in a little business park on the main island. We get on well together and help run each other's studios if necessary, or give mutual advice on creative work. There is also an upsairs gallery diplaying paintings, pottery, jewellery and more, by various artists and craftspeople, either working on the islands or inspired by them.
Many of the artists working on site give tuition in their chosen medium to adults and children, so if you are visiting, please come and find out what's on offer.
We also take part in the annual Art and Literature festival held in May, where locals and visitors can learn new skills in various disciplines. If you are interested in visiting Scilly and participating in any of these, details are on the tourism website and (nearer the time,) the visit Isles of Scilly facebook page
All year round
Monday - Friday
10 am - 5 pm
10 am - 12.30 pm
...though the hours are sometimes a little lax in the winter!