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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, 2 April 2009

New garden friend

Last week we found a hedgehog in the garden one evening, but not since. Today I saw this little chap at the end of my garden. I've not seen him before, and had my merry moggies not been snoozing in the warm conservatory I suspect I'd have not seen him now.

I know some people think they are vermin, some friends call them 'tree rats' but I like squirrels. I think this cheeky one is cute, and a welcome addition to my garden (until he starts digging up my bulbs!). Not a perfect picture but I didn't want to scare him off by getting too close to remove the washing line!

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