Posts Tagged 'flowers'

From snow to rainforest

Took our annual pilgrimage to Eden Project yesterday, it is only an hour or so drive from our house and we like to go in January with our old friends for a spot of ice skating and to heat up in the tropical bio domes!

Yesterday I needed to take LOTS of photos of olive trees in the Mediterranean Dome for a new commission I am working on for Olive Tree Therapies  a gorgeous new beauty salon in Exeter (more of that another day) but I also did lots of snapping in the other, bigger dome.

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Ground up glass experiments

This week I have been making and then painting with frit. Frit is glass which has been smashed and pummeled into small fragments which can be used like paint on glass to add details or paint whole pictures. I got outside on a concrete surface (steps at back of house) with scraps of glass wrapped in newspaper and thick brown paper and smashed them to smitheries. This smashed glass can be graded into different sizes by sifting through sieves with different size holes, but for my purposes this was not essential. I then went about gluing these tiny bits of glass to a larger piece of fusing compatible glass base glass, to create pictures to be fired in the kiln today. 

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Getting inspiration from the garden

My weekend at RHS Rosemoor Gardens Art Fair was slight torture, as I was in a marquee and all around me was fabulous, inspirational gardens! When I did get out of the tent for a short while my camera came with me and I got a few shots from the locality of my stall! You can expect some of these plants to make it into my future designs, though how to recreate that blossom in glass, mmmmmmmm, thinking cap on…


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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