Julia Mills Portrait

Julia Mills

As a glass artist, I first found inspiration in Cornwall in 1999 and have lived and worked in the far west ever since. Having spent many years building a loyal following in my galleries in Porthleven, Mousehole and Newlyn, I now work from a wonderful shared studio at The Beehive in Penzance.

Here, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Mount’s Bay and the creative community of Penzance, I find inspiration in the ephemeral light of the coast. I love walking along the seashore – this constantly shifting interface between land and sea fuels my imagination and is a recurring theme in my work.

Using the highest quality handmade glass sourced from around the world and enlivened by natural lines, tiny bubbles and intricate textures, I create contemporary glass art full of colour and movement. I enjoy working with the techniques of acid-etching and sand-blasting to manipulate and craft light as it falls onto the glass, experimenting with translucence, colour combinations and organic forms. Each piece transforms its surroundings with multi-faceted, colourful highlights and mesmerising reflections.

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