Published March 19, 2012
Tags: bunting, child's name, colourful, folk, folk style, gift, glass paint, gypsy style, hand painted, lady, name, personalised, personalised name, stained glass, vintage style, wedding present, woman
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!
Published March 11, 2012
Tags: beach, Branscombe, British Coast, coastline, Devon, experimental, experimenting, grasses, photographic print, sea, seaside, stained glass, sunset, teasels
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.