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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.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

52 things - week 30

Good heavens, I'm keep up for 1 week!

My new make for the 52 things in 52 weeks, week 30 is some pretty things - what are they..... wall art?  sun catchers?  Whatever.  An adaptation from my transparent printed coasters, these are fired several times to get the glass powders in the centre and then the glass powder printing on the top, then it is all fired again to make one piece of glass. 

This is still a learning curve for me and I did come away from this thinking I could have managed this in 2 firings not 3 if I had used my brain a little more.  A couple of these have sold but the rest are in my Etsy shop over 2 listings, so do take a look :) 

Priced at £10 + postage, with an optional strong window sucker thingy if you choose to hang in a window or from glass.

So, tell me, what do you think of them?

I have more bright ideas in the kiln for the next few days - perhaps week 31's post will actually happen before week 35?