HAPPY ARTISAN: Nicole Lacey at work in her Potato Studio in Laidley.
HAPPY ARTISAN: Nicole Lacey at work in her Potato Studio in Laidley. Contributed

Fused-glass items give shop an edge

A RECENTLY opened store in Laidley is offering a wide range of items that would make ideal gifts for those looking for something different this festive season.

Owner Nicole Lacey said her store, Potato Studio, featured a variety of accessories and homeware featuring artisan-made articles.

"I also supply some 50 art galleries and small boutiques throughout Australia with fused-glass pieces from my Hot Toffee enterprise," Ms Lacey said.

"I learnt the glass fusion process while living in Japan and now have a small kiln at home allowing me to work from there."

Ms Lacey said she attended two trade shows each year, one each in Sydney and Melbourne, in order to display her products.

"In addition to that, I've twice been invited to Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art Christmas design market," she said.

"I now want to share with the people of the Lockyer Valley all the experience I've gained from exposure to so many other artists and designers."



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