I use various types of glass to create sparkling, colourful pieces of art influenced by my garden and the birds within it. I also take photos of the bare trees, birds and the surrounding views to copy using the nib and oil method onto window glass off-cuts.
The 2 types of glass I use are recycled and compatible fusing glasses. The recycled is made up of 2 types of window glass and bottles, which I crush. With these pieces I also include mainly recycled foils which include chocolate wrappers and butter lids as well as copper foil. A great discovery was the painted pieces and getting the fine detail using painting stains with pen nibs.
The fusing glasses, Bullseye, Tekta and Dichroic, all come in sheets which I then cut, grind, file and crush to suit my requirements. This can be very time consuming trying to interpret the image I have seen and want to replicate. As well as using the shiny Dichroic glass for jewellery, I also use it to give my bumblebees and dragonflies their glittery wings.
Most people will know of me through my glass stall that I take to all the local craft fairs and shows selling my window and wall hangings, coasters and jewellery.
Please feel free to phone if you would like to visit my workshop for a look around or even to purchase that something special for yourself or as a special, unique present.
Due to being so busy and trying to keep up my stock levels, I am unable to take on commissions.
DATES OF ALL MY FAIRS/SHOWS AND MARKETS UP TILL XMAS: Sun25th Oct, Ludlow Arts and Crafts Street Market, Ludlow 10-4: Sun Nov 1st, Tregynon Community Centre Craft Fair, Tregynon, Nr Newtown, 10-3 ; Sat and Sun 14th & 15th Nov, Welshpool Winter Food and Craft Fair at Coed-y-Dinas, Welshpool, 10-5 Sat 21st Nov, Newtopia local Arts and Crafts shop during Newtown's Christmas Festival and light switching event, High Street, Newtown, 10.30 - late. Sat 28th Nov, Kerry Village Hall Craft Fair, Kerry, Nr Newtown, 10-4;Sat 5th Dec, Bishop's Castle Crafts in the Church, Bishop's Castle, 2-6.30;Sun 13th Dec, Ludlow Christmas Street Market, Ludlow, 10-4.From 14th Nov to 24th Dec at Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes with Llanidloes Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair, open 10-4 everyday but Sundays. And of course, my glass is also on sale at "Newtopia", High St., Newtown. Newtopia sells locally made arts and crafts and musical instruments.
Hope to see you somewhere :)PLEASE NOTE: AS I BEEN HAVING TROUBLE UP-LOADING NEW PHOTOS I GAVE IN AND OPENED A BUSINESS FACEBOOK PAGE.YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LINK WHICH IS FURTHER ON UNDER CONTACT DETAILS - YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE TO LOOK AND CATCH UP WITH MY LATEST GLASS PIECES.I WILL CONTINUE TO USE THIS SITE WITH EVENT INFORMATION.