I love the buzz of the summer and the studio has been busy to despite the horrendous summer that we have been having in the WestCountry and I would like to take a moment to thank all those visitors for their custom. The weather also meant that I increased the amount of 'taster' lampwork sessions that I was giving as the visitors tried to find new ways to beat the weather and keep entertained. So I have set a few more out on their own glassy journeys and the suprise and smiles on faces when they come to pick their beads up never ceases to please me.
In terms of this years work I have been working on my large Mandala Wheel Beads
And so the challenge was to work bigger and thinner in diameter. I have booked a course with Anita Schwegler Juen later in the year and I am in awe of her work, her work is just beautiful!
I also have been experimenting with my Mini Marble Paperweights. They have proved really popular in the studio and I hope to develop them more during the winter when the studio is quieter...
Etsy Shop I have been doing some Swirl Beads
I have also at last mastered my 50mm lentil press and got some great swirls in there too!
So the year draws to a close and I have enjoyed my glassy adventures and am excited to be doing courses with Anita in October and this month with Bronwen Heilman who knows where these artists will direct my glassy adventures.
And so to close we are so sad in our house to have lost one of our morning dog walking pack, Harvey passed over Rainbow Bridge on Sunday aged 13 and leaves a huge whole in Milly's circle of doggy friends. Run Free Harvey Bear x