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Press Release | Red Hot Interior Pieces for Summer 2019

Press Release

02 / 05 / 19



Red Hot Interior Pieces for Summer

When it comes to bespoke glass, whatever your heart's desire

Jo Downs can meet the challenge

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Image: Bespoke Flaming fused-glass wall installation and feature bowl by Jo Downs | Photo credit Mike Evans Photography

Creating a beautiful home environment is what we all aspire to. In the spaces we occupy every day, each carefully selected object or fabric pattern can tell a story, and nothing says ‘you' more than a specially commissioned work. For British glass designer Jo Downs, bespoke works are a passion. Twenty years of creating spectacular installations for hotels, ocean liners, city headquarters and private homes have given her the skills and experience to create "well, just about anything you can think of in fused glass" she says. "There's never been a bespoke idea I haven't spun into something real for my client - into a work that delivers the essence of what they first imagined." 

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Image: Bespoke Flaming feature bowl by Jo Downs | Photo credit Mike Evans Photography 

Over two decades, her clients' imaginations have truly put her to the test: previous commissions have included room sized installations, spectacular glass ceilings and intricate swimming pool surrounds. In 2017 she created her first ever multi piece chandelier, wowing London design event Decorex with a showcase of elegant designs. 

"Every year" says Jo "new challenges come my way, giving me the opportunity to push the boundaries of what's possible in my work. I'm an artist first and foremost, so working to create unique pieces that are meaningful to my client is my greatest motivation."  Mindful of the emotional investment inherent in the commissioning of bespoke works, Jo's focus is on a close partnership with each of her clients, and the knowledge that clients wish to express something of their own identity through their design choices. "Corporate commissions, for example, must reflect the aspirations of that business" says Jo "while domestic commissions are designed to reflect the cultural interests and personality of the family who created that home. Each project is a partnership - a coming together of my client's hopes, and what's possible - even theoretically possible - in the discipline of fused glass. Whatever the idea, there is always a conversation to be started, and then taken forward with creativity and enthusiasm!"

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Image: Bespoke Flaming glass wall installation (detail) by Jo Downs | Photo credit Mike Evans Photography


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Jo Downs Handmade Glass

Jo Downs is one of the world's most prominent fused glass artists. 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.

You can discuss your ideas at Jo Downs Handmade Glass in Ripley, Surrey, and at her Launceston studio in Cornwall, where you can also see Jo and her team at work.

For further information or to enquire,see and


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