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: June 2011
First the reply: Dear Sir, I read with interest your advertisement for mice. I am only one mouse but I come from a large family and 5 of my brothers have also expressed a desire to respond to this post. … Continue reading
Wanted: Six white mice. Must be able to work hard and be trustworthy. Job involves close contact with vegetables, which must not be consumed under any circumstances. Night shifts only. Ability to turn into white horse distinct advantage to the … Continue reading
When I chose Cinderella, I found myself getting excited by all sorts of ideas. Moving glass figures, ugly sisters with Corpse Bride style faces, clocks, pumpkins and carriages… broomsticks and fires, dancehalls and winged creatures (a very early Greek version … Continue reading
When Emma and I discussed Cinderella, interestingly, we bounced lots of ideas back and forth, but neither of us, as far as I remember, ever mentioned the elephant in the room. Now, here’s a fairy tale that actually features ‘glass’, … Continue reading