24 January 2018
Roxanne Denny designs and makes each piece by hand with a focus on quality and attention to detail. She produces a range of fused glass home accessories including wall art, bowls, coasters and candle holders. Colour and pattern are themes which occur frequently in her work and as such there are many abstract and geometric designs and bright, vivid colours. We spoke to Roxanne to find out more.
Above: Roxanne’s colourful glass pieces
How did the business begin?
My business began after the completion of an Applied Arts course at university, in which I specialised in glass. I knew that I wanted to continue to work with glass and felt that starting my own business was the best way to be able to design and produce pieces which I enjoyed and could remain passionate about.
What’s your favourite part of the job?
Probably not a surprising answer but the general designing and making of the pieces is my favourite part. I love taking an idea from a thought, to a sketch, through to a finished piece of glass.
What inspires your work?
I always find this a difficult question to answer as I genuinely do take inspiration from so many different things. My earlier pieces were definitely inspired most by my love of colour and pattern, with lots of geometric shapes, lines and bright colours. Now I tend to design to themes with each body of work – recent ones include outer space, the underwater world and the Lake District. With any subjects colour, pattern and texture remain my main focus.
Above: Roxanne in her studio
What’s your favourite part of your home and garden and why?
It is a tough choice between my bathroom and garden, both for the same reasons – myself and my partner did them entirely from scratch ourselves, which means that they are exactly as we want them to be. At the moment I would say the bathroom as there are still a few finishing touches needed to complete the garden!
Want to find out more? Join Roxanne for a masterclass on 18 March at the Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2018. Roxanne will help you produce your very own fused glass bowl or wall hanging. Find out more and book here: Buy your tickets online here here.