Glass Star Charity Christmas Card
We recently collaborated with Sue King a talented Glass Designer and friend from Cockpit Arts, where our studio is based. We wanted to create a beautiful memento that could be gifted alongside the card, and that could be treasured forever. The collaboration is all for a worthy cause as money raised will be donated to Breast Cancer Haven, a worthy and reputable charity. Lorna designed the card, a British Robin Red Breast against a stunning and vibrant turquoise blue, whilst Sue made the glass stars that pop against the bright background. The card is perfect for Christmas gifting as the design is festive and traditional and the star can be treasured and adorned for many years to come.
Sue designs and creates vibrant fused glass works of art from her London studio. After years of working as a commercial interior designer, she decided to pursue her passion for working with glass and has since experimented with intriguing colour combinations and shapes often found in nature. Alongside creating glass artworks for residential properties and as ornamental structures, Sue has produced glass artworks for a number of hospitals and hospices, helping to create a calm, tranquil and uplifting atmosphere for the patients and their family members. Check out Sue’s website to see her ornate work and read more about her story as a designer.
Sue alongside a Glass Artwork created for St Joseph’s Hospice Bereavement Suite.
We caught up with Sue to hear her thoughts on the collaboration…
It has been a lovely experience collaborating with Lorna, creating these special ‘Glass Gift’ cards to raise money for Breast Cancer Haven.
I had been making glass stars for a couple of years to raise money for charities and the person behind the origin of this idea was my dearest friend Nicky. Sadly, Nicky went through breast cancer and was treated in Sailsbury Hospital, who were fundraising for a new breast cancer care centre at the time. Nicky raised money herself and encouraged me to make my glass stars to sell, saying they were great gifts. (I don’t think I realised it myself, so it was good to get the motivation and push to do it!) – I surprised myself at how many we sold, and ended up donating £1000 to the campaign. When Nicky passed away, I knew I had to keep her idea going, as she was always so encouraging to me and was always ‘firmly nudging’ me along!
Lorna came up with the idea to bring a glass star into one of her charming bird designs, and to make it a charity card. So in memory of Nicky, we decided to support Breast Cancer Haven London, as Nicky went there a few times for support and therapy treatments (her sister is also a complimentary therapist there). It has been a wonderful thing to do, not only working with Lorna, whose designs I love, but to be engaged with such a meaningful collaboration. It has brought me such enjoyment to think of Nicky nudging me along.. and also helps give a little to a very worthwhile charity – Nicky would be so chuffed.
Help us raise money this Christmas for a worthy cause by purchasing our Charity Christmas Card today, a beautiful and thoughtful memento, bound to be treasured by the receiver.