Flowers in the rain…

Flowers in the rain…

I visited a fragrant and serene lavender garden the other weekend with my friend. It was so beautiful, especially in the rain, and also had the most wonderful wild flower garden…it was a insightful reminder that the simplest of experiences and a connection with nature, can be the most rewarding.             Isn’t it just heavenly? I recently made a pair of wallpanels for a ‘Lavender’ named maternity ward… not quite as beautiful as the real thing..but hey, it’s an...
All in Pink ..the story

All in Pink ..the story

Love Pink!! I have been creating some pink inspired glass pieces to raise funds for the Salisbury Hospital Breast Cancer Care unit as they are working towards building a new centre. A gorgeous friend of mine is currently being treated there, and so we thought it would be interesting to create some handmade pink glass pieces to raise both awareness and funds. As my glass stars are always popular at open studios, it seemed a perfect item to sell; this time they are in pink for Breast Cancer. So why not buy a star to hang up all year round, inside or outside; there will also be pink hearts to love and buy too!    I am also making  a few dishes, including this one below, which I will sell as a limited range, with a percentage going to the fund…more details soon ! The pink stars, that I’m currently making like mad, are selling for £10 each (+£2.50 p&p)* with £5 going towards the fund. The hearts are £12 each (+ £2.50 p&p)* with £6 going towards the fund. If you would like to buy one , do get in touch! Remember, just like all of us, each one is handmade and so all a bit uniquely different! I am also donating a percentage of all my exhibition/studio sales towards this worthy fund throughout this year, so if you come to my studio or shows you will be contributing by purchasing a piece! thankyou for your support and hope you are inspired to buy something in...
Stunning floral colour!

Stunning floral colour!

Stunning colour in nature can often just make you stop and look, and admire! – a few pics of flowers that I’ve taken recently..    I’m always trying to find ways to incorporate colour inspired by nature into my glass work  …  the glass I use, Bullseye, has a fabulous colour...
Hastings tryptich

Hastings tryptich

Last year, I was commissioned by a couple who have their home in Hastings…looking out on a wonderful view over their allotments, out to sea. They wanted a striking tryptich for their bedroom which part echoed the view, but wasn’t a copy of it. We chatted about colours, ideas, and they asked if they could have their favourite flower, purple aliums incorporated in too! here is the first,,,and very rough sketch I did, which started the ball rolling…I then produced small samples in glass, to check the colours and rough design idea was working ok…    then a few more tweaks ….and then the cutting out started for the final pieces… then this weekend, I managed to finally get down to see the tryptich installed!     I love working with different clients…having their individual inspirations and requests for designs … and being able to realise their visions and loves into truly unique and very personal works of art for...
Colour inspirations…

Colour inspirations…

When I am out and about, I always am seeing wonderful colour combinations, that then often feed into my work…on a recent windy and grey weekend in Dorset, I took these shots… these colours found their way into new glass dishes… Come and see them and lots more at our forthcoming Open Studios next...