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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.

Monday, 15 June 2009

So, it's called a Tunnock's teacake?!

I follow Jolicious' blog and she's mentioned she's partial to a Tunnock's teacake. I didn't think there was much I didn't know about cakes in general so, not knowing what they were I wandered off to have a look. Seems they are the little marshmallow-y things I used to have as a kid. Ooh, I did like them and didn't know they were still around. Next time I am in the supermarket I must have a look!

Anyway .... Jo, a customer of mine, is having a giveaway on her blog. Do go and have a read and take a look at her work whilst you are there.

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