Maker of the Month – July 2019

A new month can only mean one thing… a new Maker of the Month! For July, we will be featuring Nik Sanders at Hepzibar Button.

Nik is an experienced Stained Glass Artist who has been making Stained Glass Panels and Windows for nearly ten years!

All her pieces are created from her home in Derby, which she shares with her husband and two teenaged boys. Nik's home studio is full of quirky furniture and lots of colourful pieces of glass (we've had the opportunity to see it in the flesh, truly stunning!) - scroll down for a sneak peak inside!

This sparked a real curiosity and passion for experimenting with glass art. Nik enjoys the freedom of working with colour, line and form in the designing process and then moving onto the order and accuracy required for the lead and glass construction.

With a background as a Primary School Teacher for over fifteen years, Nik was first introduced to stained glass through a gift from a colleague.

Nik’s passion for stained glass has extended over ten years and she is as passionate now as she was back then!  

At the beginning of 2019, she invested in a glass kiln and has since started learning how to paint on glass. This has been a very exciting process for Nik and has allowed her to add even more detail to her work.  

She loves Scandinavian design and this forms part of her inspiration, along with her love of gardening and nature. Flowers are something that always bring a smile to Nik’s face so you will find that of her stained glass pieces represent some sort of flower or seed head.

Nik first began stocking with Handmade Design in January 2019 and it has seen her hobby turn into a small business.

To celebrate being Maker of the Month, Nik would like to give you 10% discount on any of the Stained Glass Panels! This offer will only be available throughout July so be sure not to miss out as you can make some substantial savings!