New today, purple  and pink baby dragon

Most of these little cuties flew over to the united states but a couple are in my shop now. Check them out at https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/586325041/purple-hanging-baby-dragon-glass-figure

The making of a ladybird

This is my first attempt at making a video. It needs work, but gives a rough, fast forward view of what I do all day     Ladybird and snail tick-tac-toe set

Thunder birds

This is one of my latest sculptures. I love the way he turned out, for although there are some thing I could have done better; overall I feel he conveys the essence of this legendary creature as I understand it. He has the rain and lightening coming out of his wings, which was a particularly tricky…

More dragons

Been a busy week, but I managed to find enough time to make two more dragons/ serpentine monsters. These will be up for sale at next weeks conpulsion in Edinburgh. I’m really pleased with the way the tail and body loop around, but always see room for improvements.   I’d like to find a way…

My solution

  I think one of the problems we have with the world right now is that there are too many village idiots and not enough dragons.  So here’s my solution…. I’m going to make lots of dragons this year.  They may not eat any idiots, but they remind me, and hopefully others, to have the…

the good, the bad, and the ugly

Today’s kiln findings were a mixed bunch.  I knew they would be, but it’s always a little sad seeing the reality. First up, the best of the bunch.  I had an idea for a weeping eye sculpture and this is the result.  I like the central tear falling motif , but it’s not straight and…

Cuties

This week will be mostly taken up with making critters! I’ve been improvising some new glass animals, some of which are turning out quite cute, some not so much, but mostly they’re fun, except when one shatters. Molten glass in my face is excitement I could do without. Ah the joy of working with soda…

Fallen Angels

The fallen angel is a new design I’m refining for Halloween. I love making implosion/compressions items; however, it can be a finicky technique in lampwork. These are getting better with each one I make, as I’m starting to find out which colours come through the best Northstar’s unobtanium mixed with a little amber purple seems to…

A not so evil eye

No more evil eye’s here. These spooktakular pendants are my latest creation.  I’ve been trying to think of fun and funky things to make for Halloween and I think this one is a keeper. I love the way this seems to pops out and watch whats around it.  It might be something to do with the…