Julie Childs began as a glass artist and designer in 1986, starting her her career as a glass engraver before introducing colour into her work using special glass paint.
Originally working from her studio in Norwich, Norfolk - just a few miles from our shop in Oulton Broad - Julie has recently re-located, and now enjoys creating her colourful glass from her new home on the island of Orkney, surrounded by the incredible scenery and history of the northeastern coastal archipelago.
During her career Julie has designed bespoke ranges for the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and The National Trust.
Each glass is individually hand-painted by Julie and embellished in a gold liner to detail and enhance the design. Sunlight or candlelight shining through the coloured glass creates a wonderful vibrant effect that brightens any space.
Buy Artist Julie Childs Hand-painted Glass from The Gift Shop