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 a 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 GlassHouse in North Shields.
Part of her work also includes glass painting in care homes and work with a local charity called Northern Butterflies.
Browse a selection of Karen's work below. For more information email:
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Fused glass image of the iconic tree on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland.
Comes set into a slice of tree. Place against a window or put a tealight behind it.
Fused glass available in a range of different styles and colours.
£6.50 each or £24 for 4
Contact Karen for more information.
Fused glass wave inspired by0 Hokusai. Stands in wood. Approx 35cms long x 30 cms high
CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS
Various fused glass designs
£4.50 - £10
Fused glass panels
10cms high x 18cms wide
(various designs available contact Karen for further information)
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
Free-standing fused glass panel with crushed glass
(This is a one-off design)
£25 plus P&P