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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.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Create Festive Fair - this weekend - we're there!

Yet again we are at the very popular Create Festive Fair on Friday 2 December and Saturday 3 December. Come and see us - we'll (hopefully) be on the 1st floor in the corner meeting room - but look at the fair maps they give you to find us listed as Blue Box Studio.

If you are not sure how to get to the Create Centre, follow the map below - it's hard to miss it visually - one of two large old red brick bonded warehouses on the Cumberland Basin, but unless you know to come across the old Junction Lock bridge by the Pumphouse pub, or come off the Cumberland Basin on the slip road just before the Plimsoll swing bridge, you could be driving around for a while! Perhaps they will signpost better this year? We can only hope!

Lots of handmade and local (that's me!) gifts, eco products and more. It's always been well worth coming to and I'm not expecting this year to be any different. Saturday gets busy with lots of families shopping so Friday night is the time to come if you fancy a spot of easy-going Christmas shopping.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Shops now open again - and don't forget free postage!

My Etsy, Artfire and Folksy shops are now open again after the weekend's craft fair.

Don't forget I have free worldwide postage on most items in my Etsy and Artfire shops until the end of the year.

Thank you to all my customers who visited me at the the fair at the Curzon cinema, and made it a very successful show.

Next Friday and Saturday we are at the Create Festive Fair, at the Create Centre (one of the big brick bonded warehouses by the Plimsoll Bridge), Bristol. More of this later.