Studio 4, National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Tel: +44 (0)7866 086 898 Email:
I enjoy the process of working to a brief and coming up with innovative design solutions within the restrictions of the factory. I try to capture in my designs the receptivity, character and sensitivity of hand-craftsmanship whilst pushing the boundaries of industrial production processes. The coexistence of these two cultures within design is something which interests me.


Joanne trained in glass design for production to Masters Degree level and designs on a freelance basis for the glass and crystal industry.

She is experienced in seeing projects through from the initial brief and research phase, through product development, to prototyping and production, within the reality of a commercial environment.

Joanne has worked with large and small glass factories and suppliers in the UK and Europe, developing glass giftware and stemware.

She is proficient in technical drawing, with both AutoCAD and hand drawing, as well as design applications such as Adobe Photoshop. Joanne has designed for production techniques for mould and free blown, hand and machine cut, coloured, injection pressed, cast and fused glass.