Birds & Bees - Fused Glass and Illustration
Delightfully quirky fused glass birds & bees with illustrated flowers & grasses, hand-crafted by Niko Brown
Supplied framed in a white wood frame as shown.
The outer frame measures approximately 26cm x 26cm.
About Niko Brown
Colour, vibrancy and creativity run through Niko Brown’s work. Her fused glass art reflects her fun, bright, happy and slightly quirky outlook on the world.
Fascinated and inspired by the unpredictable nature of working with fused glass, Niko always says that once it’s in the kiln, it has a life and an energy of its own. The imperfections, the wibbles and wobbles that come out of the kiln add another layer to its character.
Niko is ‘self-taught through obsession’. After commissioning a glass bead necklace to wear at her rainbow-themed wedding, she discovered and fell in love with fused glass.
Her husband thought it was a fad. More than eight years on, he’s one of several people working for the business full-time.
Starting with a kiln at home in Hertfordshire, she inhaled as much knowledge as she could from books and videos. In 2011, bursting with ideas, she started running workshops and selling at craft fairs.
Two years later she opened her own studio in Hertford and in 2015 she launched a gallery in nearby Ware to showcase and sell both her own work and pieces by other artists.
Although her business is fused glass, like many artists, Niko’s creativity is fuelled by exploring and playing with ideas, colour, pattern and imagination using anything she can get her hands on; collage, pen and ink, screen printing, watercolour… the list is endless.
In 2017 Niko and her family moved to an old miner’s cottage in Cornwall.
They built a private studio for Niko in their garden, where she now creates and experiments to her heart’s content.