Elaine Sheldon and Dominic Cooney run a successful glass design and hot-glass studio in Staffordshire. Together they design and make a range of lighting and interior accessories, often using familiar objects in unusual or unexpected ways. Sheldon Cooney's products combine wit, imagination and craftsmanship. Their work is sought after by interior designers and galleries.
The pieces included in “Domestic Contemporaries” have been designed and made specifically for this exhibition. The intention behind this collection was to create pieces that are useful, upbeat, and beautifully made. It is hoped the objects will be a pleasure to use.

Elaine Sheldon is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton and received her MA in Glass and Ceramics from the Royal College of Art in 2003. She has worked as a freelance designer, a lecturer in glass at Wolverhampton University, a 3D designer for Royal Doulton, and her “OJO light” design was launched by Habitat in Spring/Summer 2006.
Dominic Cooney served a traditional glassmaking apprenticeship at Isle of Wight Studio Glass from 1994 to 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton. He has worked as a demonstrator at the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill. His skills have also been employed at numerous symposiums and summer schools including ‘Het Drinkglas’ Leerdam, and at the Northlands Creative Glass summer school. He is currently a visiting lecturer at DeMontfort University.

Selected Awards, Commissions and Exhibitions
2007-2008 Made in the Middle Touring exhibition curated by Craftspace
2006 Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2005 Short-listed for the Elle Decoration Awards 2005
2005 At Home, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen.
2005 New Artworks in Glass, The Cowdy Gallery, Newent, Gloucestershire.
2004-2005 British Glass, Glass Inspiration, Burgdorf, Switzerland.
2004 The British Glass Biennale
Ruskin Glass Centre, Amblecote, Stourbridge
2004 Acqua di Parma, Milan, Lighting commission
2003-2004 The Blue Room Touring exhibition
Short-listed for the Bombay Sapphire Glass Prize
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London





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