Serendipity by Design
My name is Tina Coppola and I would like to welcome you to Serendipity by Design. The name “Serendipity” comes from my curious love for the word Serendipity – definition being “unexpected and delightful discoveries”. Serendipity seemed to embrace many aspects of myself and my creativity. Firstly, being my initial encounter with fused glass, which was to enhance 3 dimensional art that I was working on at the time – this then opened the door to making exquisite glass jewellery and further fuelled the fire for the sheer passion and obsession that I now hold for glass and the amazing things I can manipulate it to do today.
I have now been working with the glass medium for approximately 7 years, spending 40-60 hours per week on average in my home studio either researching, designing or creating. I have attended numerous intensive workshops to further both my technical and creative knowledge to continue to enhance my every growing curiosity and hunger to learn all I can. I spend my days and quite a few of my nights, some into the wee hours of a new day working in my studio creating jewellery, platters/bowls, funky clocks and wall art some of which is combined with metal and copper.
I am blessed with a wonderfully supportive family, my husband Domenic, who helps in every aspect of my life, whether it is helping with our 3 gorgeous children or in the studio with me.