Saturday, June the 14th sees the opening of Glass & Craft, a glass painting studio and local craft shop located in the wonderful surroundings of Kersey Mill, near Hadleigh.

Stacy says that although the concept of the glass painting studio is similar to the ceramic cafés which can be found around Suffolk where adults and children can paint on pottery, Glass & Craft will provide a different experience offering a wide and exciting range of glassware and pre-templated designs to choose from.

“This means that, from novices to the really experienced, people of all ages can create a unique design as a memory, a present or something personal.”

There will always be help on hand to advise and assist.

The studio will also be offering Decopatch to make exciting mementos by sticking patterned paper on to the pre-formed 3-D shapes of animals, ornaments and lots more.  Stacy says that Decopatch is a brilliant and easy craft designed to be stimulating, particularly for small children.

The idea of the glass painting studio stems from Stacy’s current business, Unique Glasses, where she hand paints all types of bespoke glassware for all occasions selling to customers throughout the UK.

Stacy says that it has always been her dream to open her own shop where she can share her talent and can help others to have fun creating their own unique glassware.

Parties for children will be popular at Glass & Craft as the studio can cater for up to 10 children and Stacy says that they will be offering packages including catering.

“We can do this as we are situated alongside a superb onsite coffee and cake shop providing a delicious range of home-made foods.” adds Stacy.

As well as the coffee and cake shop, the Kersey site also has a variety of other independent retailers.

In addition to the glass painting studio and selling their own items, Glass & Craft will also be selling a wide range of hand-made products from other local talented craft makers. Fellow local craft makers interested in selling crafts from the new Kersey Mill shop can contact Stacy or Richard for more details.

To contact Glass & Craft and to keep up to date with the latest offers please visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlassAndCraft  or via their website at www.glassandcraft.co.uk