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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.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Splendid Somerset - Folksy Friday

This week's theme is work made in or about Somerset, where I live. I've included Bristol, so guess that makes me old enough to remember the 1974 boundary changes.

Stillness, by The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon

Amethyst Cluster Ring by Ajenno Jewellery

A gorgeous mug by Stokes Croft China

and a pretty cushion by Edamay

personalised pendants by Fig

Barrow Mump by Simply Photography

I know this is not a complete list, I couldn't include everyone or it'd be a 'Folksy Friday Week' but it's little taste of the 'best of the west'. Enjoy!


  1. It worked! Thanks for joining the blog hop. I love the cushion.

  2. what a lovely idea for a theme - might try that myself next week (if I remember). Love the pendant from Fig

  3. Lot's of talent in your neck of the woods! Always glad to see Amy's beautiful bright stained glass first thing in the morning. x

  4. thanks for featuring me on you lovely blog, I especially like the barrow mump, what a pic!
    love amyorangejuice xx

  5. Thanks so much for the inclusion - proud to be part of a Somerset collection!
    jemima (fig)

  6. Fantastic choices!! We were one of the unlucky ones who suffered in the boundary move but are still stubbornly Somerset!! Di x

  7. Talented people in Somerset, love the ring!

  8. love melusines soap:)

  9. Thanks for featuring my ring :-)
    Proud to be Bristolian!

  10. I like these - particularly the atmospheric trees!