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Press Release | Ever Wanted to Become a Fused-Glass Artist? Now's Your Chance!

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Ever Dreamed of Becoming a Fused Glass Artist?

Now's Your Chance!

1 July to 31 August



This summer Jo Downs is launching a new online competition to give one lucky person the chance to design and win their own, unique piece of Jo Downs Handmade Glass.

Open to everyone of any age and any creative ability, you can create your own wonderful wall panel, beautiful bowl or magical mirror by simply downloading the design templates at Fill in your design using art software, or print the templates out and draw and colour in your design ideas. You can even get messy and cut out and stick on your creations. Then simply send your design to so Jo can post it on her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages and tag you. You will need to share the link of your design - as the more likes and shares you get, the better your chance of winning. Jo and her small team of glass makers will select the winning design from the Top 20 most liked and shared entries, and the chosen design will be created in fused glass by Jo Downs herself. If you have ever dreamed of becoming a fused glass artist, now is your chance! Get inspired with Jo Downs' summer design competition and create that special piece you've always wanted.

Competition runs from 1stJuly to 31stAugust. The winning design will be announced online on Friday 15th September. No purchase necessary. See for entry forms, furtherdetails and Ts&Cs.


Print ready 300dpi images for press use:

Jo Downs bowl detail 

Jo Downs mirror detail

Jo Downs panel detail


Notes for Editors:

Jo Downs Handmade Glass

One of the world's most prominent fused glass artists, British designer Jo Downs' handcrafted work is inspired by the coastal setting of Cornwall where she lives and works. 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 Downs galleries can be found in Ripley, Surrey and Twickenham, Middlesex, and 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.

Further Information

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 797722 / Middle Street, Padstow, PL28 8AP.Tel: 01841 533854 / Fore Street, Fowey, PL23 1AH. Tel: 01726 832005 / Fore Street, Tintagel, PL34 0DB. Tel: 01840 770954 / High Street, Ripley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6AY. Tel: 01483 225742 / Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BN. Tel: 020 8241 2296. You can also see and buy Jo's work online at

For press information and additional images contact Mercedes at Fine Art Communications / Tel 07825 270235 /