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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, 8 January 2010

Deep and crisp and even...!

'Tis not thawing very quickly. What snow we had is now ice and just getting out of the back door to the studio is going to be dicey.

Our garden is mostly frequented by starlings, sparrows and a blackbird or two (last year with cuckoo chick in tow - how did it not realise the obese squawker was not of its own kind?).

Today we have a new addition, although I have no idea what it is. We don't usually have long tailed anything here. We'd be a poor returner for Bird Watch!

Meanwhile my furry friends are not impressed the white stuff has not gone away. Teddy has chosen the warmest spot in the house with the sun on his back and the rising heat from the radiator beneath him. Quietly snoring, I suspect this is as far as he will go today until dinner time.

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