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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.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Two wheels on my wagon, and I'm still rolling along

You have to be of a certain age to remember the song by the New Christie Minstrels, or even the New Christy Minstrels.

I was up with the house sparrow this morning, and he's up pretty early. I've bare bones out there now, so it's startting to look like it's coming together. No doubt I'll move everything around when Marilyn arrives to set up tomorrow but for now it'll stay.

Some bits are more together than other bits. Hopefully by this time tomorrow the finished article will be available for show. Then the hard work begins!

Today's bit of silliness .... my gardening fork broke so I had to dig out the handle. I actually get to go into the hardware shop and ask for 'fork handles'. And if you are too young to remember the sketch, prepare to be enlightened. I promise you will see the world in a different light after.

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