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!
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To continue the theme of stories and conversations, sometimes a new idea really does feel like a conversation with the glass itself. I started with goblets and dragons. They made me want to develop a new idea along the same … Continue reading
A couple of months ago, we visited Istanbul. We walked and we walked and we walked, and we could have walked for many more days before becoming tired of all the sights and sounds and smells of that city. It … Continue reading
Well, I made an Icarus… but he proved to be, for me, a flight too high. I still need to work on my figures and the winged figure, while it did work, wasn’t something I felt particularly happy with as … Continue reading
Actually, quite a while. Probably fair to say that both of us found ourselves too involved in other things to keep this blog going at the same time. I think it is probably also fair to say that we had … Continue reading
I know, I know, it’s terribly bad form to finish the year on a no-show…..however!!! I have an idea. I have, in fact, an idea that I like *so* much that I refuse to try for a quick cop-out. My … Continue reading
I think my efforts this month could fairly be called Work in Progress as well. The result reflects a continued desire to make something kinetic and (if only vaguely!) functional and to combine glass with other materials. I have been … Continue reading
Oh, I feel all virtuous, having managed November in time. Now, it’s December. I can tell, because my son’s wails have changed, from ‘I want to open a doooooor!’ to ‘I want to open aNOTHER dooooor!’ – on his advent … Continue reading
Untold Tales. Fairytales explored, exploded and reconstructed in glass.