About Me

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North Somerset, United Kingdom
My parents were worried when I ran around with scissors – now I play with fire and (intentionally) break glass! Based in the beautiful South West of England, close to the sea and often the scene of beautiful sunsets, I am inspired by the countryside around. Working with sea glass collected from remote beaches, soda lime glass from Murano, Italy, Europe, USA and beyond, I create artisan beads, for use in my own jewellery or for you to enjoy in your own creations. But I couldn’t stop there; continuing the theme from round rods to flat sheets, mostly from the USA, I break large sheets of transparent, opaque, multi-coloured and dichroic glass into much smaller pieces to make a kiln-formed range of bright, colourful jewellery and home decoration. Each piece I make is individually designed around the shape, size and beauty of the materials and intended to be unique, wearable, usable and affordable. All my glass work is kiln annealed for strength and durability and designed to give pleasure for years to come.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

We all have to start somewhere!

So, at last I have got a round tuit. A blog that is. I've been reading other people's blogs for a while now, fascinated that other people have such interesting lives and such creativity. Hopefully my ramblings will be of interest to some and no doubt I'll soon find out if they are not.

As time goes by I hope to share some of the things that make me tick, make me happy and amuse. I'll also be sharing some of the things I make and sell on several internet sites and also the things I've found on these and other sites that are so beautiful as not to pass without recognition.

I'm not sure I have this quite as I want, I'm not the world's most technically minded female, so over time the layout and appearance of this blog will undoubtedly change.

Enough of an introduction. Time for another cup of tea whilst I think where to go from here.


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging - am sure you will thoroughly enjoy it! I like the look you have created so far! Workshops in your garden studio in Somerset sound wonderful Sue (especially in the summer I am sure)!

  2. I think you're off to a great start. Can't wait to see and hear more.