Joy and Peter Cole are Joia Glass. We are a wife and husband team working together to design, make and market our own glass art. 'Joia' in our name comes from the Portuguese word meaning jewel - and it was also Joy's nickname in Brazil, where she was born.
Each item we make is an unique and individual piece, a product of our hands and imaginations to bring delight and enjoyment. The aim is always to make a beautiful and pleasing product that you will want to own and show to all your friends.
Our workshop is at 6 Stone Barn, Kirkharle Courtyard, NE19 2PE.
This is in the beautifulcountryside of Northumberland - 20 miles west of Newcastle and on the edge of the Northumbria National Park. Kirkharle Courtyard is where Capability Brown, the landscape gardener was born. There are a mixture of artists' workshops and other shops to see - and a coffee shop. You can also walk around the lake, recently recerated from Capability Brown's early design. There is also a 12th century church you can visit.
We recently extended our workshop to include a gallery area where you can see the full range of our work. You can also see us making our work in the workshop next door.
Our opening hours are 11am - 5pm Thursdays to Monday. We are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.