Blackness is so cool

Some new work with the enamel paints focusing on contrast. I’m so pleased with the way these are turning out.

Birth of a Christmas bauble

A wee little story for the run up to Christmas, told from the glass’ point of view. Ooh, that feels nice. So much heat, I can finally move. Spinning spinning, I want to run away. Huff puff puff. Wow what a big tummy I’ve gotten. Nice and round as we spin and spin. Back into…

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…

Coming up soon

Saturday 20 August 2016 10.30am to 4pm Friends’ of the Smith Craft Fair Smith Art Gallery & Museum Dumbarton Road Stirling FK8 2RQ This Craft Fair being held in the grounds of the Smith will be my first outdoor show and I’m getting excited.  Gazebo is ready if the weather decided not to be cooperative I’m…

The eyes have it.

Finally got some good photos of my latest marble type.  I’ve been making eyes and it’s not easy getting the colours to come through, being round glass the light like to reflect off the surface instead of through it. To start with I was making mostly blue iris’s so last weekend I tried to make…

Morning glory glass dish

Latest project out of the kiln.  This started life as a pane of greenhouse glass, hence the floral design. This was it’s fourth and final firering, there’d been  problems with the first three.  It was going in the the bin if this one hadn’t worked and while it’s still not quite perfect, I’m pretty happy…

new lessons

Last weekend I did a course in Yorkshire with glass artist Marcel. Going to Tuffnell Glass’s studio is always good for refreshing my energy and trying new techniques.  It’s nice to have two days with like minded people to bounce ideas off and get new ones started. Saturday started with gold and silver fuming, which I…

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,…

New window decorations

Two new window decorations using Richard La Londe’s glass line technique.  Unfortunately the colours on the hearts didn’t fire as red as my samples so I’ve got a bit of a tomato looking stain but I’m going to try a few things with paint and re-fire it to see if that helps.  But I really…

  I just got some photos by Jon Nicolson of the Toaty Wee show  recently held in Glasgow.  These are a couple of my pieces.  I think it’s quite impressive how some of the camera angles make it hard to tell all the works are miniature.