Joy and Peter Cole are Joia Glass. We are a wife and husband team working together to design, make and market our own glass art. 'Joia' in our name comes from the Portuguese word meaning jewel - and it was also Joy's nickname in Brazil, where she was born.
Each item we make is an unique and individual piece, a product of our hands and imaginations to bring delight and enjoyment. The aim is always to make a beautiful and pleasing product that you will want to own and show to all your friends.
All the items shown on this website have been made by us. Each piece is individual and some may have been sold, but contact us for more details and prices. If an item is sold we can make a similar piece for you or design something to your own specification. (See our Commissions page)
Our workshop is at: 6 Stone Barn, Kirkharle Courtyard, NE19 2PE. Our opening hours are 11am - 5pm Thursdays through to Mondays. PLEASE NOTE: on Monday 24th July we wil close early - at 2pm - due to other commitments.
The Courtyard is in the beautiful countryside of Northumberland - 20 miles west of Newcastle and on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. Kirkharle Courtyard is the birthplace of Capability Brown, the renowned landscape gardener. There are a mixture of artists' workshops and other shops to see - plus the Coffee Shop and Larder. You can also walk around the lake, recently recreated from Capability Brown's early design and visit St Oswald's 12th century church. Our own space now incudes a gallery area where you can see the full range of our work. and you can also see us making our work in the workshop next door.