Our 'support' for a global art brand

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Our 'support' for a global art brand

We are proud to be a trusted supplier for internationally renowned Jo Downs Handmade Glass.

Jo Downs Handmade Glass is a British company that specializes in creating beautiful, handcrafted glass products. The company was founded by Jo Downs, a renowned glass artist, who started out in a small studio in Cornwall in 1995. Since then, the company has grown and now has several galleries across the UK.

Jo Downs Handmade Glass creates a wide range of glass products, including wall art, bowls, plates, vases, and sculptures. Each piece is individually crafted by skilled glass artists using traditional techniques, such as fusing, slumping, and kiln forming.

The company takes inspiration from the Cornish landscape, with many of their designs featuring the colours and textures of the sea, sky, and countryside. They also offer bespoke commissions, working with clients to create unique pieces that are tailored to their individual tastes and requirements.

With all the care and skill that goes involved in crafting the stunning glassworks that the studio makes it is no surprise that they need complete peace of mind when mounting products such as their world-famous leaf collections and wall panels for display at their six galleries in Cornwall and Sunningdale, Berks or mounting specially commissioned pieces in locations worldwide.

The team at Jo Downs not only needed standoffs that would support the weight of the product but did so safely – an important consideration when it comes to glass, and even more so given the popularity of their galleries. Additionally given the beautiful design of the pieces, the standoffs also needed to look good and stay looking good, even when exposed to the Cornish sea air and sunshine.

And this is where Mid West Displays come into the story.

Since 2021 we have been the preferred supplier of high-quality standoffs to the Jo Downs Handmade Glass. Since fulfilling that first order, we have supplied over 50000 standoffs used to mount a wide range of off-the-shelf and bespoke glassworks, giving the team the peace of mind that each item is mounted securely. The subtle polished chrome finish of the standoff does not detract from the colours of the glasswork and will not tarnish or discolour.

Jo Downs Handmade Glass is just one of hundreds of customers for our standoffs. We supply retailers, sign makers, display and signage companies across the UK and Europe who value our quality, value, speedy low-cost delivery and expert customer service.

"We have been using Midwest Displays as suppliers of fittings for our decorative glass art pieces for a number of years. Throughout this they have always supplied a good value product on time. When we've needed more items than they have had in stock our account manager Holly & the customer service team have gone out of their way to source the required quantity as quickly as possible. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a supplier of quality products that provides excellent customer service." Martyn Pipe, Jo Downs Glass Design

We wish Jo and all the team the best for 2023 and beyond.

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