Jo Arkell

Designer-Maker of Venetian Glass Beads

After studying art and design in the 1970's and then a career spanning 35 years making fine stoneware and porcelain production pottery, I have changed the medium in which I work and now create with Venetian Glass, learning the ancient art of making beads at the lamp, initially from the maestro Davide Penso on the island of Murano, Venice, Italy and now in my own studio.

I make individual focal beads, pendants and earrings set in sterling silver, loose beads, beads on cord or leather and beads made to order. My palette is classical and timeless, with simple shapes and decoration and most recently conglomerates of different beads into one necklace. Delicious!

Here are a few of my pieces and a comprehensive website will soon be open to order items from my studio in Smannell, Hampshire, England. If you have any enquiries, please contact me. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.