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Oriel Hicks opened the Phoenix studio in the Isles of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall in 1991. She has designed and made stained glass panels and windows to commission all over the UK. Her most recent commission has been to design and make the four windows in the little church on Bryher, which were featured in the BBC2 series "An Island Parish" recently.
The commission work is mostly carried out in the winter months, as she makes smaller scale giftware and art pieces for the seasonal tourist market as well as teaching from the studio.
Oriel is also a member of the Guild of Ten, a group of Cornwall-based craftsmen with an outlet in Old Bridge St., Truro.
The studio is situated in the beautiful Isles of Scilly, 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, a place which gives inspiration to many artists.
It can be visited all year round, and you can watch work in progress, wether that be full size stained glass windows, tiffany glass gifts or unique fused glass dishes, suncatchers and mobiles. There is something to please everyone.
The studio runs craft sessions all year round on weekday afternoons. These are suitable for both adults and children from about the age of four.
There is always a warm welcome, and Oriel is happy to discuss any requirements for stained glass commissions if you can make it to the studio in person, otherwise, browse through this site, as anything can be sent by post or carrier.
Address: Phoenix Craft Studios, Unit 11,Porthmellon Ind. Est,St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY