Archive for March, 2012

A new glass design! But how to sell it?

My new design is ready for the shops! My eldest daughter requested me make her some bunting spelling her name and it has come out so well I think it would make a really nice gift for a birthday, or a wedding decoration or gift  personalised with whatever name/word and colours you want. The lettering is simple and clear to read and each flag has a unique little hand painted folksy pattern on it in a vintage/gypsy style which are hand painted by me and fired in the kiln. They work out at £5 per letter, which makes it easy for customers to know how much they have to pay BUT I dont know how to do this on my online shops, do people have to buy lots of individual letters or should I do packs of 4 letters, 6 letters etc? Or do I just get people to email me and I list a custom item for each name? Any thoughts welcome!

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Spring Exhibition Hung and Open!

Spent a busy day yesterday with fellow Devon Artist Network Members hanging our Spring Exhibition at the http://www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/, Exeter University. with over 30 artists and over 70 works is was a bit hectic, but we got them all up and it looks great! From my stained glass, to gorgeous textile pieces and of course LOTS of paintings….I will do a post on the other artists in the next few days, by the time we had hung the work there was not much light for photos!

I have entered 2 pieces, Scorhill Stone Circle and Boats on the Estuary and they are hanging in the sunny atrium windows.

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First finished photographic printed stained glass panel!

After much experimenting with a special printable transfer paper on which I print out photographic images I have finished this piece, Sunset, Teasels and sea. The transfers are carefully floated onto the cut glass pieces and heated to a high temperature in the kiln to bond with the glass and then I lead the panel together as usual. The glass is given a grainy, slightly mat side from contact with the kiln shelf at high temperatures and the sepia of the printed image combine to give a really nice retro, old photograph atmosphere. There will be more of this kind of thing soon, but for now its for sale in my Folksy shop

The photograph used here I took on Branscombe Beach, Devon at sunset looking out to sea and the panel is framed in a specially made recycled wooden frame.

 


I am a stained glass artist working in Exeter and a busy mum of 2; trying to carve a path through the tide of washing and children's toys that stands between me and making beautiful things.

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