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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, 2 December 2009

Create Festive Fayre 2009

This Friday evening and Saturday sees us at the Create Festive Fayre, run by Bristol City Council. As the poster says, this one is not solely crafts but the standard is exceptionally high throughout. The Create Centre is on the Cumberland Basin by the Swing Bridge, housed in one of the red brick bonded warehouses. Signposting is not brilliant, so here's a map!

Friday evening has a real buzz, with shopping from 4-9pm. There's a live band and Bath Ales bar so come and shop in comfort. The Create Centre has its own cafe so you can grab a snack to sustain you but I personally recommend The Lockside for food - I'll be there for breakfast early on Saturday morning, it's our Create Fayre treat! It does get busy so if you've not booked you may not get in. Do book to come back another time, it's a hidden gem, and one of our favourites with a view of the river and the bridge swinging if you are lucky. Child friendly too, with toys to entertain kids whilst you eat in peace.

Saturday the fayre is open from 11am to 4pm.

I understand I will be in the same place as last year so head up the stairs or take the lift, around the one-way system (it works, it's needed, this fayre is busy) and through the open doors into the small room at the end - I'll be hiding between the 2 sets of doors!

Mention my blog post and I'll include a little something extra with our purchases.

i look forward to seeing some of you there.

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