I have been working hard at my lampworking torch and have produced some charming, even cute, animals. The first ones I produced were snowmen and then teddy bears but…… now I have penguins and bees. In the pipeline are rhinos, cats, pigs, owls and probably more but there are only so many hours in a day!

menagerie Sept 2018 2

The teddy bears have gone stripey – I found a fun way to melt different colours together and then make bears with the glass mix. We have also developed little stands for them to sit on. Some creatures will be on clips but others will sit on a stand.

menagerie Sept 2018 3

As you can see there are some prototypes here (one very curious owl for example) but I am working on perfecting cuteness and playing with colour.

bees 3

All have a hole through the middle as if a bead (that’s how they’re made, I didn’t drill them afterwards).

To see the complete collection come along to one of the craft fairs I’m attending:

22,23rd Sept, 21st Oct…..Chipping Campden Town Hall

29th Sept, 27th Oct………Banbury Town Hall

13th Oct, 17th Nov………..Thame Town Hall

14th Oct…………………..….Middleton Cheney

10th, 11th Nov…………….Hatton World, Warwickshire

1st Dec…………………….….Towcester Town Hall



















Published by Cosy Creative Crafts

Hi My name is Jane and I live in North Oxfordshire, UK. I started making greetings cards and jewellery, progressed to working with stained glass, played with a microwave kiln for small fused glass items and then went all the way with a studio and kiln. I then explored lampworking and enjoy playing with hot glass too.. I have also been a knitter and crochet(ter?) since childhood. I enjoy playing with colour - the brighter the better in my opinion. I attend craft fairs each year in the local area as my glass is attractive face to face. I also run workshops in my garden studio and love to share my skills with others.

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