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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, 7 May 2010

"These are a few of my favourite things"

Whatever the result of the election, some of us will need cheering up!

So, in my best "Von Trapp Family Singers Voice", here's my attempt to bring a little happiness to the day.................. (with apologies to Oscar Hammerstein II and a little poetic licence)

Raindrops on
(isn't this necklace stunning?!)

whiskers on kittens
(I have my own, called Theo)

bright copper vessels
(no kettles on Folksy!)
I love copper glaze on raku - one of my faves when I was a potter

and warm woollen mittens

brown paper packages (dum de dum) string
(OK, I'm doing my best!)

These are a few of my