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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.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

A North Somerset 'wave'?

My local starlings have been putting on an aerial display again. Not for me standing out in the freezing cold when I can sit in my conservatory and watch the starlings formation flying display. They were doing this for over an hour and were often much closer than in the picture, you could see their wings flapping. Apparently each bird keeps an eye on the seven birds around it so that it keeps in formation but what I want to know is 'why?'. We've decided (and hope) that this is the starling version of a pub crawl, that they do this because they can, because they enjoy it, a sort of bird Mexican wave.

Anyone leaving for work at dawn will also know they do this in the mornings - I often see their display on my way to work - on the days when the sun is up before me.

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