Jan Simpson

Discipline: Glass

Based in Medstead, Hampshire, I have been producing fused, stained and traditionally hand painted glass for over 20 years under the company name Koru Arts. Originally trained in traditional leaded lights, I then spent quite some time teaching myself the art of fused glass and now have a wealth of technical experience which I am continuously developing. Four years ago I took on an apprentice, Alison Smith who is now an invaluable addition to the studio and often adds a further dimension to the pieces we produce. We work on many of our projects as a team utilizing our mix of skills and imagination to design and produce beautiful hand-painted and fused pieces of work.

For the last three years we have been working with St Francis of Assisi's Catholic Church in Ascot to install a set of three large windows in the church, using a mix of stained, fused and hand-painted glass. Visitors to the studio are welcome by appointment and we also offer a range of courses for beginners in fusing, stained glass and traditional glass painting techniques.

We are often to be found working on various commissions including lighting, splash backs, tiles, wall panels, bowls, coasters and stained glass windows. Over the years we have become particularly known for our fun range of Christmas decorations and products which we now start working on in January!

Whilst happy to discuss commissions over the phone, we recommend that our clients come down to the studio so that they can see the wide variety of styles and designs we can offer. My partner, Glenn Phur is a fine artist and is very much a part of the team. We each have our own strong individual skills and as a result of our collaboration, can produce some really stunning sets of work. In addition we are lucky enough to be connected with a number of skilled carpenters and craftspeople who we often work in tandem with to produce bespoke pieces for our customers.

We can be contacted at:

  • www.koruarts.co.uk
  • info@koruarts.co.uk
  • 07447 406426

Nursery Lodge, Soldridge Road, Medstead, Hampshire, GU34 5JF