Monthly Archives: November 2011

Please let me in

Oh, this was a toughie. Not only had I already, ages ago, made a bead called ‘the snow queen’ …but I wanted to create something…I don’t know…something special for this one. I have always loved this fairy tale, but I … Continue reading

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Puzzles and parallels

The history of lampworking is fascinating. Like many trades, glass working has been affected by social conditions and politics through time. In addition, and for a number of reasons, the skills, techniques and recipes have often been closely guarded secrets, … Continue reading

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Double Trouble

Right…..here it is. A late Baba Yaga, and a cop-out at the same time. I had great expectations to play with something fused this week, but my kiln won’t get here until the very end of November, so I feel … Continue reading

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November, November

I’ve never really liked November in the Lakes. The autumn colours have mainly gone, the weather has turned cold and all is a flat, dull grey. There are compensations, of course. If you get up early enough, the lakes themselves … Continue reading

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Drink with me

I have always loved the Baba Yaga stories, and truth be told, I have always rather liked the old witch herself. She isn’t always bad – like Ruebezahl, she is fickle – and in any case, I’ve always had a … Continue reading

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