Cornwall LivingIssue #120

Red hot, right now

Jo Downs Handmade Glass unveils a stunning series of pieces from the new Crimson Collection.

The arrival of spring calls for a much-needed dose of warmth and colour, and at Jo Downs Handmade Glass you can leave the winter blues behind with hot new pieces from Jo’s new Crimson Coast collection.

Created in a dazzling red, the collection is accented with a sprinkling of soft pearl and berry tones, with a final reveal of deep ocean blue. It is strikingly different to Jo’s popular palette of aquas and greens and offers a new twist on her typically cool, Cornwall inspired colours.

Included in the range are mirrors, bowls, and Jo’s beautiful fold-form vases, which bring this rich new palette of colours together in ripples of light reflecting glass, just right for contrasting the simple beauty of white roses or stems of silvery eucalyptus. For relaxed spring evenings, her Crimson Coast tealight stand is designed to throw an array of warm colours across your table, while the matching coasters are the perfect complement to that well-deserved glass of red wine. 

Of course, throughout the spring you can still enjoy the hot and cool contrast of Jo’s Indian Summer collection, and the coastal blues and greens of her Polperro, Gwithian, Samphire, and Shoreline pieces, but if you want to put some heat into your home design this season, Crimson Coast is the red-hot collection for you right now.

Also available in limited edition are only a handful of one-off Crimson Coast coloured Shoaling Fish installations, which will be making an appearance variously at their Cornwall galleries, so keep your eyes open!

You can find all of Jo’s beautiful collections at Jo Downs Handmade Glass galleries across Cornwall at Market Place St Ives, Middle Street Padstow, Fore Street Fowey, Fore Street Tintagel and Pennygillam.