Region:South East England

Technique:Flame working, Kiln work, Other

Occupation:Artist, Collector

Discipline:Decorative, Other

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Marketing, Techniques

Country:United Kingdom

Juliette Derwent

I make glass ornaments for the garden: hanging decorations and garden plaques, known as “Fractaalas”. Both are made from fused glass and use a variety of techniques and each one is unique. Fractaalas are made from murrini (also known as millefiori) which are pieces of chopped cane which I pull myself from my vitrigraph kiln. A wide variety of colours is possible. Each Fractaala is named after an island around the world - something about the piece will resonate with its islandname - and is completely unique. Each is engraved accordingly on the reverse side. I love the fact that glass catches the light so well in the garden and colours seem bolder and brighter. My pieces stay outside all year round (unless if a gale is forecast) and provide much-needed colour in the winter.

I am currently working on my Fractaala series. I am primarily self-taught although have attended a few glass fusing courses. My favourite colour is blue (can you tell !!!) but I do make in other colours 🙂

Fractaala Anvers , Juliette Derwent

Fractaala Luzon , Juliette Derwent

Fractaala Austral , Juliette Derwent

Fractaala Saunders , Juliette Derwent

Fractaala Okinawa , Juliette Derwent

Fractaala Ilha Lilas , Juliette Derwent

Fractaala Les Gilis , Juliette Derwent

Fractaala Luna , Juliette Derwent

Fractaala Ihuru , Juliette Derwent