Sunday, 30 October 2011

Almost Famous?

Well, not quite, but I am one of the makers showing at Craft in the City in Waterstones, Nottingham in December, and I am today's featured Maker of the Day on their blog.  Read it here, and about all the other makes that are going to be there over the run up to Christmas:   Craft In The City Blog ....

Sunday, 23 October 2011

I'm featured!

As some of you will know, I am a member of a friendly glass forum, Frit Happens! and as part of that, I joined the Etsy 'street' team - a band of sellers who all have an Etsy Shop and work together to promote the team in various ways.

Some members of the team are working really hard at promoting different aspects, and one of those is a regular blog with features such as a glossary, treasury round-ups, buyers quality guide, and a monthly featured artist... guess who?

My Member Interrogation....

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

From Goodies to Gemstones

Inspired by last week's loveliness of Waffles & Maple Syrup, I decided to make another patchwork dish. Obviously I did something very right at the end of last week, as the kiln gods decided to be exceptionally kind to me.  I can't tell you how lovely this really is, the image truly does not do it justice.  Good job really, as I had a fusing workshop at the weekend, and my lovely students were so productive, my kiln is going to be busy for a few days yet!

So here's some precious Emerald to feast your eyes on for now.

Edited to add:  just published this page and saw how much it matches my blog page and logo!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

A Bit of an Update

Talking to the family this evening about upcoming exhibitions and events - and my brother said he'd seen nothing about it (I know he checks my blog quite regularly to see what's happening)

So, I have done a quick update on the News & Events page, there's a link on the left - briefly, November 11th & 12th Open Studios at Shed 2, 3rd December at Belper Strutts Society and 10th & 11th December, Craft in the City in Nottingham, Waterstones on Clumber Street.

I will of course be promoting the living daylights out of these a little nearer the time!  But meanwhile, I have got carry on with making some work for these events!  Just so this post isn't totally text, below is a quick photo I took on Friday of the Maple Syrup bowl showing how it casts coloured shadows.  I have to say this is one of my own personal favourite bits of work to come out of the kiln for a while - I must have said something good to the Kiln Faeries that night....

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Waffles & Maple Syrup anyone?

Well, you wouldn't want to eat them out of this bowl, obviously - it's got holes in it!  And I hope you think it is rather too nice to be wanting to eat sticky toffee stuff out of anyway... just that a friend said it reminded here of it, and it's kinda stuck (I am usually rubbish at naming stuff!)

And a view of the underside...see how it captures the light....

Nom, nom!!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Lots of Treasure...

I am part of some Etsy "Street" Teams, which means a group of people get together and help get us "out there".  There's lots of ways of promoting, some I know, such as making treasuries, tweeting and facebook, others I need to learn about such as Pinterest or Squidoo (or maybe I don't, they sound like time-eaters to me!)

Anyway, here's a couple of Craft Pimp treasuries that I have been selected for lately:

And this treasury doesn't feature me, but other members of the Frit Happens Team - isn't it just beautiful?

However, I am featured in this hot hot hot Frit Happens team treasury by Pandanimal:

Go hunt some treasure....