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Welcome

Creative Cone is a website, blog and online shop, dedicated to highlighting and promoting the skills and craftsmanship of the artisans based at the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge.

Here you can purchase beautiful handmade items, book classes and learn how to draw, paint, work with glass, engrave, and much more. The Red House Glass Cone is a fun, friendly and interesting place to work and visit. Sat alongside the Stourbridge canal, the cone is steeped in history and is an eye-catching building that can be seen from afar. Click here to read more.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry, perhaps leaving your phone number so they can ring you back.

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Tandem Crafts

Sisters; Catherine Leadbeater and Ann Gill, are the owners of this lovely new studio named Tandem Crafts, each have over 40 years experience in a wide range of sewing and craft disciplines. Over the years, they have continuously developed their skills and knowledge base, as well as providing tuition and sharing the joy of creating with others.

Tandem Crafts is a design, supply and teach studio that offers a range of craft workshops and supplies in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere. Customers can create unique gifts with a warm and personal touch, such as handmade toys, bags and homeware.

The studio primarily offers two main services to visitors; a variety of do-it-yourself art and craft workshops and a shop that sells beautifully handcrafted and completely unique gifts.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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Tania Holland

The Tania Holland Gallery was originally established in 2008 in the Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth and has recently relocated to Studio 3, within the Red House Glass Cone

Tania read Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford University and her practice has spanned 21 years with her mixed media “Wordplay Menagerie” collection passing through a variety of metamorphoses during their development

This work is a light-hearted collection of contemporary animal designs, each incorporating a second motif or theme that together create a visual pun!

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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Charlotte embarked on her journey as a glass artist by graduating from the University of Sunderland in 2000 with a Degree in Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics. She then became a hot glass studio team member at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland gaining experience in running workshops, demonstrations and teaching. In 2006 she graduated with a MFA Art from Ohio State University and took up residency of her own studio at the Red House Glass Cone in January 2008.

Charlotte has exhibited her work internationally. Her work forms part of the collections owned by Deborah Horrell in Seattle and Dan Klein Associates in London. She was included in the book ‘25 Years of New Glass Review’ by Tina Oldknow, and has featured in local, regional and national newspapers, radio and television.

Charlotte often works to commission, combining glass with a mixed media approach to create sculptural work.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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Jane Ellis is a Fused Glass Artist working from Studio 7 at the Red House Glass Cone. She has been creating with glass for over 8 years. First starting with stained glass and then quickly moving to fusing or kiln formed glass. Jane has also spent time at the International College of Glass, studying Glass Blowing and Lampwork Glass.

Jane teaches a regular fused glass workshop at her studio. Her work can be seen in her studio at the Red House Glass Cone (studio 7) which she shares with lampwork glass artist Sarah Jones at the Red House Glass Cone shop at Broadfield Glass museum and purchased from this website.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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 visit glass bead shopSarah Cordingley

Sarah Cordingley is a lampwork glass artist, specialising in bespoke handmade glass beads. All of her work is hand crafted at studio 14 which she shares with Janes Ellis at the Red House Glass Cone.

Sarah’s work can be seen in her studio, at the Red House Glass Cone shop and at Broadfield House Glass Museum. Her work was featured on the BBC programme –  Great British Railway Journeys and has been published in – A String of Beads by Pauline Holt. She was also selected to produce a piece of work for the Back to the Future exhibition at Broadfield House Glass Museum, an exhibition celebrating 50 years of studio glass.

As well as being able to purchase Sarah’s beads individually or as part of a piece of specially designed jewellery, Sarah happily undertakes commission work. From one off pieces for the mother of the bride to individual gifts for a large events. Sarah will be happy to discuss your requirements.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

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Caroline first started working with glass as part of her degree in 3D Design at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000. After graduating in 2003 she went on to spend two years developing her skills and understanding of glass at the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill.

Initially, influenced by the Scandinavian glass makers, she particularly liked the solidity of the shapes and the depth and vibrancy of the colours. After that she used various aspects of nature as themes for her work.

Caroline’s work is contemporary with an emphasis on vibrant colours and applied decorations, such as trails, attachments and copper inclusions; also hand polishing the glass to reveal a luminous finish. Strongly influenced by the animal world this is reflected within her work by the cats, birds and snails that she produces.

She can often be found manufacturing her designs at the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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Josephine is a handcrafted jewellery designer specialising in workshops for adults, commissions, bespoke pieces and repairs. She works essentially with precious metals using traditional techniques. With distinction, Josephine graduated in 2013 from The School of Jewellery in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter with an extended Diploma in Art and Design Craft. The same year she won an award in a national competition organised by the British Art Medal’s Society (BAM’S).

Josephine’s work has been featured in magazines and exhibitions such as Digbeth First Friday and the Custard Factory in Birmingham. After graduating, she completed her skills by working as a repair jeweller for a local and well established company. She later became a jewellery tutor for young adults with mixed abilities and completed a teaching certificate.

A statement from the artist:

Most recently I have been working as a Jewellery Tutor for young adults with mixed abilities. This amazing experience has given me the chance to understand that jewellery making is more than just a craft.

It is an opportunity to express yourself, build confidence, develop social skills and so much more. It can also be perceived as an alternative to speaking therapy.”

Josephine is now based at the Red House Glass Cone in Wordsley in Studio 11 and offers jewellery workshops for all levels, these workshops can be booked here. She also creates bespoke pieces of jewellery available at the cone shop and undertakes commissions and repairs.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

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Sarah Cannings (Saz’s ceramics)

Saz’s Ceramics and Crafts, is a pottery painting studio run by ceramicist and teacher Sarah Cannings. Sarah has had a studio at the Red House Glass Cone since 2007. As from January 2014 Sarah will be running classes for Gifted and Talented secondary school students wanting to improve their artistic skills, an Introduction to Pottery skills 10-week course as well as various ‘taster’ craft sessions.  Please go to the classes page for further information.

If you’d like to find out more about Sarah’s various activities or would like to book her for outreach Talks, Craft sessions or Art Installations, please get in touch

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.

 

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Rebecca started making jewellery as a small child in love with an Indian bead loom! She went on to gain a range of qualifications in the Art and Design field including a Higher National Diploma in Textile Design. Her use of texture, colour, pattern and quality materials within her jewellery designs has been inspired by her background in textiles and interiors.

Rebecca is a published artisan and a regularly featured designer in Beads and Beyond Magazine. She has been awarded 3rd prize for jewellery maker of the year 2012, shortlisted jewellery maker of the year 2010 and awarded finalist for jewellery maker of the year 2009.

The artists create bespoke gifts and commissions, please get in touch if you have an enquiry.