Eleanor Designs

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Eleanor Designs
Eleanor Designs

Eleanor Watson

“Handmade fused glass decorations from the heart of Stoke Newington”

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About Eleanor Designs

Eleanor Designs

I'm a fused glass tutor who loves to cut, stick and fire glass, a big kid at heart!

My name is Eleanor Watson. I am a glass maker who loves to play with colour and pattern in my creations. I have always enjoyed making things; my mother was very creative and resourceful teaching us to sew, knit, paint and make things from our "Doofer" cupboard, full of things that would "do for" something. When we were bored on a rainy day we'd empty the cupboard and make things with pipe cleaners, beads, sequins, felt, polystyrene trays, and all manner of materials.

I'd describe myself as a colour smith, I take photos of nature and my environment, especially when something strikes me as a beautiful combination of colours, textures and light. I enjoy working with glass in a variety of media including fused glass, kiln enamel and pottery glazes. I enjoy experimenting! My starting point can be anything from the colours and textures of moss and lichens, to the patterns on drain covers, or pebbles on the sea shore to gas towers or street graffiti! Our eyes are wonderful things and there is so much beauty in the world all around us every day.

I produce a wide range of gifts under the banner "The Jewellery Boat" and have another shop on Folksy called "The Porcelain Menagerie" where I sell decorations, buttons and porcelain jewellery. Search me out: see: Mollygosh

I teach fused glass, enamelling and jewellery making in Stoke Newington, London and I make individual private commissions for special occasions. I am happy to discuss ideas if you have something in mind.I look forward to hearing from you!