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.
All the items shown on this website have been made by us. Each piece is individual and some may have been sold, but contact us for more details and prices. If an item is sold we can make a similar piece for you.
Our workshop is at 6 Stone Barn, Kirkharle Courtyard, NE19 2PE. This is in the beautiful countryside 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 recreated 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.
There is a Plant Fair here at Kirkharle on Sunday.