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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.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

WaterAid Trail 100 - please give your support

A team of more active and less lazy colleagues from the Environment Agency will be taking part in the WaterAid Trail 100 and would like your support. They are trying to raise at least £1500. My colleague Paul Gomar (minus the ferret) is taking part and hopes to raise at least £100 of this. They'll be climbing Bowfell-Crinkle Crags in the Lake District.


Wateraid Trail 100 aims to put a team at the summit of the 100 best mountain walks as decided by Trail magazine. The aim of the challenge is to have a team of walkers at the top of each of these peaks between midday and 2pm on 6 June 2009. This has never been achieved and I hope that you can help us rise to the challenge!


About 5000 children die each and every day as a result of lack of clean water or adequate sanitation. It costs about 50 pounds to save one of these children. We're hoping to save more than 30 children's lives as a result of this walk!


If you'd like to sponsor Paul, or any of the team - just click here - it's really easy! From Paul and the team, thanks.



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