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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.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

What's your weirdest dream?

Nothing to do with late dinners or eating cheese but I sometimes have the weirdest dreams. Last night's dream has made me chuckle all day, which probably says something about my job.

I was in a helicopter, sitting cross-legged on the floor as there were no seats. The floor was covered in green speckled linoleum. My head almost reached the ceiling, my outstretched arms could reach both walls and behind me was the rotor blade, slowly turning.

The pilot, I think he must have been in a cabin beneath me as I couldn't see him in front of me, was struggling to keep the helicopter flying level and straight, perhaps because the rotor blade was wobbling around the floor behind me. But hang on, isn't it supposed to be on the top and outside of the cockpit?

The pilot tries to land the helicopter but there is no where on the side of the road to land and all the lay-bys are either full or too small. I recognise the road as one I drive up in the Wye Valley (but this is the only detail of the whole dream I can attribute to anyone or anything I know).

So, as we crash to the ground in slow motion, a woman runs out from the side of the road with 2 Newfoundland dogs on a lead. The runners (for want of a word) of the helicopter catch on the dog leads and the dogs hold their ground bringing the helicopter to the ground and a standstill.

What on earth was my mind thinking about? I'd not watched anything about helicopters on TV and am well aware that they are a bit bigger than in my dream.

What's the weirdest thing you have dreamt - keep it clean please! It would be nice to know I am not alone; my husband thinks I am going out of my mind by remembering my dreams. Why green speckled linoleum, I don't think we ever had that when I was a kid?

1 comment:

  1. Strange dream, sounds quite dramatic! You can look up what your dreams mean.

    I keep dreaming about horses a lot recently, and apparently it symbolizes strength, power, endurance, purity and good fortune... ooer!! :)