Posts Tagged 'building'

Home improvements, home coming and a new project for Open Studios

My family and I escaped the long over due building work on our house last week and travelled to Norfolk to meet my new niece for the first time and we had a lovely week in the sunshine with my family. I have not been back to my home county for over a year and I forget how much I love the dramatic wide sky’s of the flat countryside.

We have returned to a house of dust with no gas or hot water (in fact not even a kitchen sink!) but it will come together fast in the next couple of days. The finishing of the kitchen is down to me and over the Open Studios fortnight (3-18 September 2011) I will be making fused glass tiles to go on the walls and a stained glass panel especially for the specially made opening in the wall. Visitors to my studio can watch my progress with both projects and you can follow my daily progress here, as I will be posting daily during the event with photos of the process.

 

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Fanfare please…..my new studio unvailed!

Bless my folks (there they are sitting down) who have spent the last fortnight either buiding me an extension to my existing workshop (Dad) or running around after my kids so I could catch up on some work (Mum). Both of whom did an amazing job. My Dad’s ability to make something out of nothing (a door and window from the recycling centre, some bits of wood, floorboards and sheet plastic) is a real skill. Our childhood’s were peppered with Dad’s various sheds, extensions to our house and other random building projects and when I ran out of space in the first one he built me he was happy to come and do the same again. Thank you Dad, I think you will agree he has done a fab job, as you can see we even let him have a day off for the Royal Wedding!

The extra space means I have a dedicated drawing area (looking out of the window onto our garden) a leading and cutting area, my light box is now usable cos its not covered in other work any more and I have a lot more storage. Due to the clear roof I have loads of natural light and it is a wonderful workspace, thanks so much Dad…now where was that list of things for you to do next time you visit???


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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