Why Untold Tales?Untold Tales is the story of a journey, undertaken by two flameworkers, Emma Mackintosh and Sabine Little. For one year, we will undertake a creative challenge of tackling one fairytale each month, and use it to inspire our work in glass, both individually and collaboratively. We'll try to find new angles to the old stories, hence 'Untold Tales'. At the same time, we hope that sharing our thoughts behind pieces, and the journey of their creation, will shed light on the 'Untold Tales' of creative processes, help us develop as artists, and, frankly, be a lot of fun!
Monthly Archives: April 2011
At the torch, thinking. If I am going to use glass to illustrate Sleeping Beauty, I’m going to use coloured glass. If I’m going to to use coloured glass, I need to know what colour to use. So…. what colour … Continue reading
When making something that represents the slow passing of time, patience might seem like an obvious quality to need. After all, there’s no rush if you have all the time in the world. Borosilicate glass is also a material that … Continue reading
Right! I’m quite pleased – in a way – to have encountered something worthy of an ‘untold tale’ in the process of creativity in my very first attempt. You see…I decided to make a spindle, so I went into the … Continue reading
So, having decided that our first fairytale will be Sleeping Beauty, where to start? I have always puzzled over this tale. The idea of revenge by a wicked fairy is fine, the idea of a poison that lasts a hundred … Continue reading
We are starting our first adventure a bit late into the month, and Emma picked ‘Sleeping Beauty’ as our first fairy tale to explore. Of course, alarm bells rang for me. Not only do roses feature heavily; in a lot … Continue reading
Untold Tales. Fairytales explored, exploded and reconstructed in glass.