Category Archives: Sleeping Beauty

The colour of sleep

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

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The importance of being patient

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

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Research or creative flow?

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

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100 years in the flicker of a flame

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

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Briar Rose

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

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