Archive for April, 2015

Recent Commissions

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by juliamills

I have been busy this winter working on some exciting new commissions for several clients, creating bespoke glass features for windows, doors and wall panels.

yogaroom glassOne of my latest pieces is this large window feature for a yoga studio. Tanya Clarke specialises in teaching Ashtanga and Hatha Style yoga alongside meditation and mindfulness practices. Her private studio is at her peaceful cottage retreat on the Surrey/ Hants / Berks border, where this unique window is now installed.

The panel is in a specially made oak frame to fit on the narrow shelf in front of the window. It depicts the woods around Tanya’s house and even some of her pet chickens, and lends the room a restful but uplifting feeling.

10906213_10153026160704343_3388012785532333777_nAnother commission was for local art enthusiast Kathy Hill. Kathy is the Marketing Officer at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and has been a keen supporter of local artists since her time as Editor of Inside Cornwall magazine.

For her birthday Kathy wanted a unique glass panel which depicted her coastal surroundings in Newlyn. The panel features Kathy’s gorgeous Jack Russell – Jack! Local flora and fauna and fisherman’s cottages are also shown.

Kathy said: “I really love the piece, and Julia did such a great job of interpreting what I wanted. She captured Jack perfectly!”

If you are interested in creating your own bespoke panel, or commissioning a glass feature for your home, please email

Design your own contemporary stained glass panel

Posted on: April 12th, 2015 by juliamills

At my workshop perched above the fishing harbour of Newlyn, I have everything I need to create bespoke glass panels which can be framed and hung in the home.

Julia Mills, ArtistThis service has grown from the understanding that choosing glass art work is fun, but it is even more rewarding to commission a unique piece which reflects your own personality and surroundings.

You can choose colours and forms which remind you of a particular view or time of year, and select details with special meaning for you – animals, plant life, architectural features or stylistic motifs.

Past panel designs have included seashore and hedgerow motifs, castles, cottages, hares, fish and beloved pets (including dogs and chickens!)

For inspiration many clients look at current panels and select formal elements they particularly like, and mix and match colours and motifs until they have the perfect, unique combination.

Julia Mills, ArtistDesigns can be produced in a range of shapes and sizes depending on the design and budget you have inmind. They can be framed in simple oak or white frames, with or without chunky wires for easy hanging.

These bespoke panels make wonderful gifts. To find out more email or for inspiration visit my shop or commission pages.


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