Artist Karen Griffiths specialises in fused glass art, creating wall panels, free-standing curves and waves, as well as household items such as coasters and plates Working from her studio in North Shields, she also makes glass jewellery.
Karen who has been working with glass for a decade, often makes bespoke commissioned pieces. A fused glass wall panel she created recently, based on a Hokusai wood print, now hangs in Edinburgh University's Wave Dynamics pool area.
She takes her inspiration from nature, especially water and trees. Some of her favourite pieces are waves, because the fluidity of the glass really lends itself to organic shapes, textures and most of all light. Karen teaches fused glass making from her studio and in collaboration with The Glass House in North Shields.
Part of her work also includes glass painting in care homes and work with a local charity called Northern Butterflies.
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COASTERS Fused glass available in a range of different styles and colours.
THE WAVE Fused glass wave inspired by0 Hokusai. Stands in wood. Approx 35cms long x 30 cms high
SYCAMORE GAP Fused glass image of the iconic tree on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. Comes set into a slice of tree.
BOXED COASTERS Various colours and styles available Contact Karen for further information
ART DECO FUSED GLASS PANELS Set into a reclaimed beer barrel. Approx 43cms long x 24cms high
DICHROIC GLASS JEWELLERY A range of necklaces and earrings, including drop earrings and studs. All have Sterling silver hooks and back, necklaces have Sterling silver chains. Contact Karen for further information.
HOLY ISLAND (Northumberland) Crushed glass in a fused glass panel set into Lakeland slate