New ideas

Yesterday was May day, time for new beginnings so I put a shelf up in my studio that’s dedicated to my muse.  As I sat looking at it wondering how to go about making the best use of it to inspire my creativity, I ran through several ideas; including lighting a candle each time I entered…

new stuff

    I’ve been working on a new idea recently.  A gaming convention held in Edinburgh inspired me to think about how glass could be used in games.  I’d already made a couple of chess sets and my novelty tic tac toe snails vs lady birds garden game was the first of the new idea taking…

I was not able to go to the opening for the Toaty Wee exhibit in Glasgow but I know at least one of my pieces is in show.  Unfortunately not either of the glass pieces I listed in my last post, but it was a bit of a buzz seeing it online. Follow the link for the…

Is it a game?

  My latest creation, the cat and mouse game. It’s very hard to see in the photo but the mouses tail curled beautifully over his body. This one is called surf’s up, a variation of the ship in a bottle concept miniaturised Both will be going into Glasgow tomorrow along with a non glass piece  to submit to a jury…

It’s all in the lighting

I sometimes struggle to get good photographs of my glass but these came out spectacular.  My husband, a much more enthusiastic camera man than I, noticed a gorgeous sunset and set up these shots.  I really like the way the silhouette in the glass is mirrored.  It highlighted to me how much I might be…

Baked Glass Creations is open!

Exciting days ahead, I’ve just taken the plunge and set up an Etsy shop, Baked Glass Creations. I’ll be the first to admit it needs work and I’m struggling to get to grips with taking excellent photographs but we’ll get there.  I love learning new things and Rome wasn’t built in a day.  It’s something my…

plans or lack of

Is it worth making a plan?  I ask myself that every time one fails.  And most times I have to say yes the plan was worth it.  It gave me somewhere to start.  Whether it be an idea for a new piece of glass or what to do on a Saturday afternoon a plan is…

pendants and other hollow things

This week I’ve had some ideas for hollow pendants that I wanted to follow up with.  Working with a hollow design allows for the piece to have a large enough size for visual impact without the weight of a solid glass shape. The down side is of course the hollow shapes are more easily distorted…

thar be dragons aboot!

I’ve been working on a new dragon concept this week. Like many things in life it’s a mixed success, I like the head and body but am having a little conundrum with the legs.  These two have been annealed so I can revisit the problem without as much fear of cracking.  (Unfortunately I’ve just noticed…

Christmas didn’t happen at my house this year.

Busy few weeks here without much time at the torch. Too many other projects with looming deadlines demanded my time, and Christmas was something other people did.  Some how my husband managed to drag me away from the keyboard long enough to get a tree put up and my larger version of the angels ornaments graced…