Sometimes grim is good

Life has a habit of handing out difficulties never expected. Sometimes it can be made into something good, like these little paintings. They helped me put everything into perspective and I think they turned out jolly amusing. Death played on Death smiles on us all. Be a viking and smile back. Callanish Stones, Isle of…

International Glass Festival

The international festival of glass is next weekend in Stourbridge.  Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it, but if you love glass this is a great event to go to.  There will be exhibits by well know and emerging artist that are astounding to see, plus workshops, talk and taster sessions.  I’d love to…

All Hallowes Eve is on the way….

Are you ready?                    Its such a fun holiday, I’ve been having a great time coming up with new and different ideas, like these little ghosties.  Only after I’d taken the last one out of the kiln, did I notice a couple of them could be mistaken…

Windy music and Holiday memories

I’ve been making wind chimes lately, in between the one hundred and one things that have all conspired to happen at the same time.  Never a dull moment here as the central heating  contractor decided they can only fit us in to replace the system NOW, husbands work needs him away for two week NOW,…

new work

      This week’s glass work.  I hadn’t thought I’d done much this week until I laid it all out together like this.  Just goes to show how sometimes we are our own worst critic.   I’m especially pleased with these. Quotes and proverbs are one of my favourite motivational tools to get me…

window flowers

  I’ve been playing with some ideas for using recycled window glass this week. My main inspirations for these two plates is the combinations of regular lines and shapes in mandalas repeated patterns and flower petals. The plain sheets of glass, one from a broken greenhouse and the other the glazing from an unwanted art print,…