I’ve been panicking because I made some new glass pendants but I had no chains or laces to hang them on. In the end I went to our local supermarket and found some plain chains that were reduced a bit in price. As I make one off things I don’t use wholesalers so it’s a bit difficult to just find an appropriate match for the pendants.
I used my business cards to display the pendants. I realise now that my vibrant painting matches the colours on my jewellery.
They will be for sale at the Waiting room gallery in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent.
Today I found someone at a place called Art Glass Lounge where they do glass workshops. I was really pleased because I had wanted to do some more glass pieces and my hubby wanted another go too.
We met a lovely glass artist who was very informative and helpful. Social distancing was used and at the end we bumped elbows. We had a go at grinding the glass to shape it, melting thin glass rods with either a candle or a blow torch to slump it or with the blow torch, fuse it together.
Just delivered this to my friend. She is really happy with the necklace I made. The others have gone to the Waiting Room gallery in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent. They are having an open day on Saturday along with Cherished Chimneys across the road from there. I like the way it lies flat, the wire weaving looks really neat and the colours look good together.
I have just been asked to put these necklaces in the waiting room gallery in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. They will be for sale over the next few weeks. I already have some small paintings on display there. The Waiting Room gallery can be found online on Facebook.
One has already been sold. I hope people like them.
I was so pleased to get these yesterday. My friend had got them before the pandemic but because of her work we could not see each other for months. Now each fused glass cabochon has a smart wire weave bale and chain.
I tried to get good photos of them although the light in our house isn’t good, perhaps I should get a light box? I think they work really well together.
Forget when we went to a fused glass workshop at Spode but we both went to a workshop with a glass artist called Angela Ashton and made flat, square, fused glass bowls that were slumped over a mould. I’m showing you this because his design was much better than mine. I overdid it, too many patterns, he kept it simple and classic. I think I could learn a lesson from this.
(slumped clear glass with fused coloured glass and metal pieces including copper).
These are glass cabochons with wire weaving around them that I did last year. I think because I did these I could learn to do enamels. But you have to make a base then metal walls that contain the glass powder that turns into enamel when it melts. I think that sort is called cloisonné? I will find out more…
She was going to put them on chains for me, then covid19 happened and she got a protected job so I couldn’t visit. Finally it looks like I might be able to get them back? And what happens, the infection rate is going up again!
I got some of my necklaces back from a gallery that closed down last week. Most of them are quite chunky. I had a few small ones that were being made (my friend does wire weaving) but with the lockdown I haven’t been able to get some of them back.
I promised a couple to friends and I’m very disappointed they haven’t been able to have them yet. It’s only because of covid 19 that I haven’t been able to pass them on.
I would like to do some more glass art. This hanging piece was made last year. It’s made from fused glass. I would like to find a better place to hang it, so that more light can shine through. I’m also not quite happy with the yellow in it. It slight clashes with the other colours. It’s made with lengths of glass placed horizontally and vertically. It is almost like a plaid pattern.
Fused glass class with Angela Ashton, glass artist. Now based at South Sheilds.