our story

about us

Mother and daughter, Jan and Rachel, opened Facets of Avalon in 1999. They wanted to showcase their work in Glastonbury, where Jan has lived and run the B&B, Berachah, for 30 years.

Everything on display is handmade in their distinctive styles, which suits this unique and colourful town.

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the designers

Jan is RCA textiles trained, has painted silk, enamelled copper and now creates mixed media panels, using gems and sand. Her work is influenced by the local landscape, Glastonbury Tor and the sea, she was born in Gower, South Wales, reknowned for its beautiful coastline.

Rachel has a Sir John Cass College jewellery and silversmithing degree. She knits with fine copper wire to produce a wide range of wearables, sculpture and lighting. Her workshop is in Facets, where you can see her making.

 

Al is an engineer who creates a wide range of lighting, using reclaimed copper pipe, glass and wind fallen local timber. He and Rachel have been collaborating on pieces for the last decade, commissions are a speciality!