Jo Downs Handmade Glass
It is not by chance that designer Jo Downs lives and works in one of the UK’s most beautiful rural counties.
Her home on the north coast of Cornwall has always provided inspiration for her stunning fused glass collections, and inevitably seasonal colour and the ever-changing landscape affect the tone and feel of the work she creates throughout the year.
Jo’s range of beautiful glassware includes hangings, bowls and mirrors alongside her much sought after statement interior pieces such as wall panels and art frames. Jo has also developed her studio to undertake large interior projects. Her innovative designs have earned her hundreds of private commissions, producing fused glass windows, mirrors, wall panels and other artworks for homes, hotels and corporate headquarters around the world.
Jo says “I opened the first Jo Downs Gallery in Padstow in 2005, and now have galleries in St Ives, Fowey, Tintagel, and Launceston (and also one in Berkshire). They’ve become a real icon of the Cornish high street, with window displays that showcase all the dazzling colours of the coast, and I’m so proud of that. They’ve allowed me to showcase my large-scale work, and a range of smaller “take home” pieces that celebrate the beauty of Cornwall.”
This Christmas, Jo has a beautiful collection of festive tree hangings. Handcrafted in a range of sparkling Christmas colours, the collection includes pretty mistletoe, holly, red robin, snowman, fir tree, penguin, and figgy pudding designs. Cut, crafted, fired and finished at her Cornwall studio and tied with coloured ribbon, these gorgeous hangings will add fun and festive sparkle to your Christmas interior. Other Christmas hangings include Jo’s classic stars, along with a wide range of handmade glass gifts for all the family.
Tick off your Christmas list early this year with our wonderful Wishlist Week! On Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th November, enjoy 20% off* beautiful handmade gifts and Christmas decorations at Jo’s galleries and online at www.jodowns.com . Add a touch of sparkle to the season with candle stands, vases, jewellery dishes and feature bowls from her stunning gallery collections including new Leaf installations and the popular Shoaling Fish, plus tabletop decorations and many more uniquely inspiring gifts. *Offer excludes private commissions.
Jo Downs galleries can be found in Cornwall at Market Place St Ives, Middle Street Padstow, Fore Street Fowey, Fore Street Tintagel and at her Launceston studio, where you can also see Jo and her team at work.
Jo has also recently opened her new Gallery in Sunningdale, Berkshire.
You can find Jo’s working studio and gallery at Unit 27G, Pennygillam Way, Pennygillam, Launceston,
Cornwall, PL15 7ED, tel: 01566 779779. The studio and gallery are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, and the gallery on Saturdays 9am – 5pm.
Other galleries at: Market House, Market Place, St Ives, TR26 1RZ. Tel: 01736 791555 / Middle Street, Padstow, PL28 8AP.Tel: 01841 533854 / Fore Street, Fowey, PL23 1AH. Tel: 01726 832005 / Fore Street, Tintagel, PL34 0DB. Tel: 01840 770954 / Station Parade, London Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, SL5 0EP. Tel:
01344 948949. You can also see and buy Jo’s work online at www.jodowns.com