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About Us


We believe in good design. We adore pattern. We love glass. Pools of Light are where we bring our passions together.

Our founder Dr Susan O'Connor is an art historian and glass artist.When looking to start building a collection of high quality ornaments for her Christmas tree, she wanted something sleek, modern and above all well-designed.  When she couldn't find anything to match her vision she created her own ornaments, marrying a modern, clean aesthetic with carefully-curated classic patterns from the history of design.

Pools of Light are for people who care about design, for people who have exacting standards and creative flair when it comes to their home. 
Our discs marry a modern, clean aesthetic with carefully-curated classic patterns from the history of design. That history is an important part of our culture, and each year we will draw on a different creative movement for inspiration. 
There were 'pools of light' in the Victorian era, small glass baubles prized for their translucency and reflective quality. Our modern Pools of Light continue that tradition through the play of light on the contrasting textures and colliding patterns engraved on their surfaces.
We hope our Pools of Light become part of your traditions and light up your Christmas. We imagine them being given as gifts when visiting friends, so have paid particular attention to our packaging so that they can be treasured and brought out every year.