New work!

Apr. 17th, 2014 10:48 am
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I'm working on a series of new silk paintings for my Exhibition in June. Each one will be approx A1 size!

Here's a sneak preview of one of the pieces ...

You can find out more about my exhibition (4th-20th June, West End Centre, Aldershot) on my website I really hope you will be able to attend.
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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit London Glassblowing to sit and watch some demonstrations. Headed up by Peter Layton, and near London Bridge station, this is a fantastic place to go and spend an hour (or three!).

They have exhibitions and the glassblowing area is open plan and has a few seats, so you can sit and watch them making or wander around the showroom.

On the day I went they were making these:

You start with a small blob of molten glass. Sometimes this is a block of coloured glass which has been pre-heated in a kiln ... then you build it up with various layers of glass and blow down the hollow pipe so it expands and turns into a vessel rather than a paperweight!

Sometimes you even swing it round in circles! This helps to stretch the glass into a taller shape.

This is a wooden block which enables the glass to be shaped into an oval ... the surface chars under the heat of the molten glass and gives it a beautiful smooth surface.

I also got to watch Ant Scala working on some glass fruit with applied silver leaf, and he gave me some really helpful tips for my future work. Thanks Ant!

Their website is here:


I was also very lucky to have the opportunity to chat to the very talented Layne Rowe, who had an exhibition on at the time I visited.

His latest work is stunning, using a clear glass base covered in bars of hand made multi-layer glass cane, coldworked and fire polished to produce these amazing layered effects. So inspiring!

His website is here: and you can also see a video of him talking about his work on the London Glassblowing Facebook page. Well worth a look!

PS This is just down the road from the Fashion & Textile Museum, so why not visit both on the same day!
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Place your orders by midnight Friday for my fantastic new valentine coasters!

Made from 65 individually hand-cut squares of Bullseye glass, this 10x10cm coaster spells out "ILOVEYOU" in binary, and is a must for the geek in your life.

These can be made in a range of gorgeous colours (default is black/white) and cost £15 each, plus £3 P&P (UK/Europe) and £5 P&P (overseas).

Due to the amount of time these take to make, I will only be able to make a few of these in time for Valentine's day, so do place your orders quickly!

Later in February these will also be available to order with your own custom message!
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I have been really busy recently working on my City & Guilds course in Silk Painting. Here's a fantastic shibori scarf I made:

I made this by wrapping the silk round a large beer bottle, securing it with string (lots of string!) and then painting it and leaving it to dry naturally.
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I'm really pleased with this one. It's about 26cm x 26cm, and made from petal pink opaque glass combined with dusky transparent purple glass. It looks amazing!
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I made these recently:

Let me know if you're interested in any of these. Prices £5-£25, cheaper ones are at the bottom of the screen.

I've got a lot of craft fairs coming up so these won't necessarily get listed in my shop individually unless you ask me to.

The little beaded bracelets are just placeholders for when I have blank spaces.
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I had a fantastic time at The Arc in Caterham on Saturday.

I got some lovely comments - a photographer from the Surrey Mirror was there, and took some photos of my glass window stars, so hopefully they will make it into the paper! Check out the website after Thursday...

I will be taking part in their next two fairs on Saturday 2nd October and Saturday 4th December, so really hope to see you there!

In other news, I will be at Dark Mills Festival of Gothic Arts and Alternative Culture this year - Sat 4th - Sun 5th September 2010 at Merton Abbey Mills, Colliers Wood, South London.

More details when I have them!


In latest art & craft news, I have made some beautiful scarves out of silk chiffon, which are now up in my gallery:

I have started to design my first range of fused glass Christmas Decorations ... watch this space!


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