Ornately Lanterns

Clare Smythson

“ADDING COLOUR TO THE SUNSHINE - Delicately hand painted glass: candle lanterns & holders in glowing colour”

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About Ornately Lanterns

Ornately Lanterns

ADDING COLOUR TO THE SUNSHINE! Delicately hand painted glass candle lanterns & holders - in rich, glowing colours......

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit Ornately Lanterns! I hope you like what you see!

I fell in love with glass painting over 15 years ago.

In 1999 my fabulous mother bought me a book on it when I was recovering from a very severe illness - I was thoroughly bored, but wasn't capable of doing very much...... And it took off from there!

I discovered that I LOVE the rich colours that glass paint offers - so much more vibrant than other paints. And the colours are even more vibrant with light behind them - hence my love of painting lanterns & candle holders.

I try to limit my range to glass items that can be used as sun catchers (outside in the garden or inside on a windowsill) and also as night lights or party lights (light them up with candles or fill them with LED Christmas lights). But I give my design inspiration free rein to try out all sorts of different ideas - I generally start with the colour contrasts that can be used, before I even start to consider the picture.

And customers so often have the best ideas......! So please let me know if you would like to have a personal piece painted for you.