I have had fun playing on my lampworking torch. It has taken me three weeks of ppp (practice, practice, practice), lots of problem solving (due to rapid cooling issues – the bead, not the weather!) and several views of the video to make something presentable. However, I’m sure you’ll think these worthwhile. They are about the size of a 50 pence piece.
They are all presented in a gift box and have an 18″ ,silver plated snake chain. They come in lots of colour combinations – these four are just a few.
I am very excited to announce that I will be taking part in Banbury ArtFest via the Shopappy website from 14th – 28th November. This is a rare opportunity to see some of my larger pieces of work as well as some smaller pieces – including Christmas decorations. I rarely take these larger pieces to craft fairs because there isn’t room but now they will all be on show.
The site doesn’t go live until Saturday but you can access it here:
I hardly need to say why there are changes to my Autumn schedule! I have had some fairs cancelled and am hopeful I’ll be able to attend others, but we wait and see.
However, this Sunday (1st November) I will be at Leamington Spa Market.
I will have lots of goodies on display as the table space is huge. Pots and dishes for all occasions as well as Christmas decorations and unique glass gifts.
But, the exciting news that won’t be changing (I hope) is that I have glass works in two virtual market places. On Facebook I am part of ‘A Virtual Christmas Market’. You need to be invited to join but there are nearly 2,000 buyers and sellers looking at it and lots of lovely things to buy. Get in touch with me if you’d like an invite (email@example.com).
From November 14th – 28th I will be taking part in virtual Art Fest Banbury 2020. This is on the Shopappy Banbury site (not one of another variation). You can see lots of artists’ work over the fortnight and I have lots of lovely things on there too.
So, no excuse not to look at what is on offer from artists and craftspeople, (we’re just trying to provide an alternative to another large online shop which shall be nameless). Please support your local businesses in this difficult time.
I am taking bookings for workshops for next year (I am almost booked up for this year). So if you’d like something to look forward to in the new year have a look at my Workshop leaflets. I’m taking all precautions possible under our current conditions, we all wear masks or visors, hand gel is available, tools are cleaned before a workshop and I have separate facilities for visitors (and plenty of days between workshops).
I have two Christmas designs this year. My Christmas trees are 7cm high and are available in 7 main colours: White, blue, dark green, light green, red, pink and random. Price £5.50, reductions available for multiple purchases.
My other deign is a small curved tree scene: They measure 10cm wide by 5cm high. Price £5.50
If you’d like to order any trees or curves please fill in the form below and I’ll get back to you with payment details.
Postage fees will apply unless you can collect in person in the Banbury area.
I am taking bookings for fused glass workshops with care for Covid restrictions so if you’d like to come and make something gorgeous you’ll be proud of please get in touch through the form.
Well, lots of craft fairs were cancelled this year but I have had confirmation that some are going ahead. So, I thought I’d post a list with the organisers’ names too. Then, if you would like to catch up with me you can check their websites for the latest information.
Sept 29th – Abingdon Excellence Market, 9am – 3pm in the Market Place. Abingdon Chamber of Commerce
Oct 3rd – Warwick Hall, Burford. Indie Fairs
Oct 10th – Witney Corn Exchange, Mynt Image
Oct 31st/Nov 1st – Newbury Race Course – Oakleigh Fairs
Nov 7th/8th – Holdenby House – Battenburg Events
Nov 28th / 29th – Stoneleigh Park – Oakleigh Fairs
It is with great excitement that I announce that my workshops will now be available to book. All dates are by mutual agreement and I am available any day having retired. HOWEVER….. here is some information that is important at this time.
I have completed a risk assessment for this current situation.
I can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests at a time (one-to-one is great too) and they must be from the same ’social bubble’
Each guest will have their own cleaned tools and I ask that they don’t share them.
Masks / visors must be worn at all times. I will be wearing a visor and I can supply them at £2 each if required.
There is a dedicated guest toilet which is cleaned several days prior to the workshop. There will be antiseptic wipes and hand gel available. Each guest will be issued with a clean towel for their use during the workshop
The studio will be thoroughly cleaned before the workshop – I don’t run more than one a day. Hand gel will be available in the studio too.
I can supply tea and coffee but am very happy for guests to bring their own refreshments. Due to the mask wearing rules in the studio, food and drink must be consumed in the garden where there is ample room for social distancing.
The workshop may take place in my gazebo outside the studio if the weather is suitable.
I offer these workshops to adults or secondary school children accompanied by and adult, but numbers are still limited to 2 guests per workshop. I am unable to offer the lampworking workshop to youngsters at this time.
Workshops available: (see the leaflets above)
Fused Glass. ½ day £48 per person
Choose from coasters, a dish or a decorated free-standing wave or your very own soap dish / hand gel dish. Leave the glass with me to go through the kiln and we arrange a collection or postal date (p&p extra)
Mosaics: 1 day £85 per person
stepping stone – this takes a week to set. You take it away with you with instructions for turning it out
coffee table dish. This will need grouting at least 24 hours after the workshop. Grout and instructions provided
Lampworking – limited to ONE guest only: ½ day £48
Make your own set of beads by melting glass rods in a torch.
My contact details are:
BUT, most of all if you come for a workshop HAVE FUN and keep safe