Their little hillside is a paradise to them, with all the birds, animals, trees and plants they enjoy every day. The natural world around their house inspires Mariana’s work.
Texture is all-important in the plant world. Mariana is constantly surprised by the individuality of leaves, flowers and stalks even within the same plant family.
She likes to achieve this in her glass. There can be an element of surprise when you lift one of Mariana’s pieces and run your hand over the surfaces – the top displays what she calls a gentle roughness, like the delicate, almost furry softness of a leaf, then the underside is polished and glossy, like lacquer.
The process of transforming plants into glass is complex; Mariana uses glass powders and enamels and artist’s brushes, and fires in her kiln several times until she gets the desired details. Each piece is unique and cannot be reproduced.
Mariana also make splashbacks, wall tiles and decorative panels, wall lights. They are bespoke works of art but also very hard wearing and easy to keep clean. Mariana will be very happy to discuss a project with you, please call or send her an email.
Hollybush Studios, Underthe, Hollybush, Ledbury
Herefordshire. HR8 1ET
Tel: 01531 632486
Mob: 07747 128306