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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, 2 December 2010

Last fair before Christmas ....

So, here we are again, the last fair before Christmas. This one, the Create Festive Fair at the Create Centre, Bristol, is one of the largest I attend; a mix of crafts, eco-products, charity stalls and all the other things the Create Centre stands for. Leave disinterested parties at the Bath Ales bar and wander around at your leisure to start or finish off your Christmas shopping. Usually (although last year bucked the trend) Friday evening is a more relaxed affair, mostly adults looking for that special gift; Saturday is usually family orientated and more crowded.

Worth popping in on your way home from work on Friday or before you hit the Mall or Cabot Circus on Saturday - after all you'll find something individual here, not just on my stall, and who wants to be seen wearing the same hat/scarf/present as half the neighbourhood when queuing at the supermarket checkouts? If you are not looking for cheap, mass produced, factory made, child laboured, sweat shop products then this is the place for you. And you will, in most cases, get to meet the person who made the item; you won't get that in M&S!

From 4pm - 9pm on Friday, 11am to 4pm on Saturday.

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