Amazing collection of glass work

Absolutely stunning realistic glass sculptures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. All the more amazing when you realise these were made over a hundred years ago. Truly inspiring. via Glass Flowers: The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants | Harvard Museum of Natural History

New creation is a mystery to many

One of the questions I get asked a lot is – How do you come up with ideas? There isn’t one answer. Some are through planning and research to a design brief, other pop into my mind spontaniously.  Over the next few weeks I’d like to share how I get some of them. Today’s devil…

Five ways to add more magic to your life.

How to contact the creative muse *Sit in complete silence *Walk in the woods *Listen to the weather *Draw a mandala *Doodle These are the things I go back to when I need some inspiration, some way to lift my mood and try to put feelings into my art.  Anything that snaps me out of…

Colour, glorious colours!

I’ve discovered a new colour combination for boro glass that looks fantastic. I don’t know why I never tried it before. I’ve always had a little trouble getting the lovely purples and pinks from my amber purple rods so I tried layering it over striking red and wow what a difference.  These were made with…

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…

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…

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…