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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.

Friday, 29 January 2010

The big black cloud


5.15pm, at the front of my house a huge black cloud descends. Husband comes into our lounge with a cup of tea (well trained) and comments that it is far brighter at the back of our house. We live in a small terraced house, not a giant palace; it's not many paces from one side to the other.

No storm, no snow. Just breezy in the back garden,stillness in the front. And very very cold.

So strange to be under the edge of a dark cloud.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps it's the end of the world! ;0D We live in a small terrace house too - it's always gloomier out back than at the front.

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