Welcome..My name is Stella Whittle and I have been living and working in the Outer Hebrides since 1989. My studio was originally in South Uist, but I have now moved to Lewis and, together with other members of my family, am now working out of Coll Pottery Craft Centre. I am extremely lucky to live in such a beautiful, unspoilt location, where inspiration for my work is everywhere; in the landscapes, ocean, wildlife, flowers and culture.
Whilst I predominantly work with glass specifically manufactured for kiln working, I also recycle post consumer, construction and automotive glass (bottles, domestic and vehicular windows). I particularly enjoy this aspect of my work as it allows me to fulfil an ethical community service. Working with recycled glass has its own particular challenges. It is however, extremely rewarding when, for example, an old bus window can be transformed into a beautiful, unique bowl reminiscent of watery pools with varying shades of green.
I also find kiln-forming glass particularly exciting to work with as there is an array of gorgeous, bright colours, subtle tones together with the "bling" of dichroic. No matter the mood there is always a glass to suit.
I am happy to take commissions so please feel free to contact me.