About Us

Welcome to Unique in Glass


We are a creative glass business based in the North East of England.  We have a gallery in Hexham, Northumberland, where we support and exhibit work created by talented local glass artists.  You can visit us at: The Old Transformer Shed (opposite Danielle’s Bistro), Eastgate, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1BH.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Friday   11.30am – 3.30pm

Saturday                   10.00am – 5.00pm

 Our gallery showcases the unique, diverse and talented glass artists whose creative businesses are located in the North East.   We have work by Willa, our resident stained glass and mosaic artist, plus guest artists who specialise in fused, blown and cast glass.  You can also see us at various shows around England throughout the year.  To read all about our latest news, up and coming shows near you and our amazing artists exhibiting at the gallery this month click here. 

Commission are welcome and are created by our resident artist, Willa Story, who specialises techniques featuring mosaic and stained glass.  Willa enjoys collaborating with clients to produce unique truly one-off artwork.  Nothing is too small or too large; from a mosaic clock to stained windows, screens, furniture or shutters.  Smaller handcrafted items are also available for sale on our online shop.

 

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Willa Story

Willa grew up in the North East but spent twenty years living and working in London.  She trained as a theatre designer and worked in this field for several years whilst developing her own style and methods as a self taught glass artist. She derives her own special artistic brand, unusual medium techniques with trademark metallic grout through both inspiration and experience.  In London, Willa became one of the leading glass artists before returning to the North East in 2001 to launch her business ‘Unique In Glass’.  Her studio is based at a Northumbrian farmhouse near the Roman Wall, where the magnificent countryside and historic interest supplies a constant inspiration.

Willa specialises in artwork which combines stained glass and mosaic techniques to produce a fusion of bold designs with a traditional flavour.  Her company, ‘Unique In Glass’, handcrafts large and small scale, one-off designs for abstract art pieces, mirrors, fire screens, panels, furniture, windows, doors and sculpture.  Designs characteristically feature hand cut stained glass combined with wood, shell, gem stones or metal.

Pieces created at ‘Unique In Glass’ are sold, usually by commission, throughout the North, London and at exhibitions around the country.

They are created for individual clients such as home owners and for the commercial sector, for restaurants, interior design companies, schools, large businesses, as well as for galleries.