Benjamin Lintell is an Artist and Glassblower creating glass art pieces in Venice, Italy, and working for Wave Murano Glass. He has been making glass since 2014, undertaking a BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts degree at Plymouth College of Art, graduating in 2017.
Benjamin has trained and collaborated with a number of notable glass artists in the UK, USA, Paris and Italy; and has exhibited at the Milano Vetro 35 in 2020, Talente Munich in 2018 and Venice Glass Week 2020 and 2021.
His work and practice is all about translating the world around him, through the craft of glassblowing, into objects that reflect meaning and beauty. Benjamin looks to nature, activity, science, art, mathematics, and his own life experience for conceptual ideas to inform his glasswork. These ideas are then fused with his study of the traditions, history and craft of glassblowing to translate them into physical form.
"Working with glass and ceramics is something I am addicted to. The material is always throwing curveballs at you every second and you have to react, which keeps it exciting."
Donna Burns is a jewellery designer based in Cornwall, who graduated from BA (Hons) Jewellery with a First Class Honours in 2020.
After years of making jewellery for herself, friends and family, Donna enrolled on the jewellery degree at Arts University Plymouth, and has since been developing her collection of unusual jewellery and pieces. She now works as a gallery assistant for Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery, based on the Barbican, Plymouth, where she also runs a 10 week jewellery making course.
Born in Penzance, West Cornwall, Carly Hitchens is a jewellery designer who uses her surroundings to inspire unique pieces of handmade jewellery. Completing an MA in Jewellery at Arts University Plymouth in 2021, Carly developed her skills using computer aided design and 3D printers to expand her whole practice.
Incorporating aspects from her early skill set, Carly adds metal elements to finish her designs, creating fun, unique and wearable art jewellery.