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Imagine this..

Well, for August I have chosen Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince. I wanted to do a fairy tale by Wilde because when I first read these, my own children were young and I loved the stories. Having re-read them now, … Continue reading

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A reply, and another situation vacant

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

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Less than the sum of the parts

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

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A Dance to the music of Time

And so to June, and Cinderella. I have just bought a retro musical box from ebay, complete with dancing figurine. Anyone who knows me might be a little surprised by this, and even more surprised by my delighted reaction when … Continue reading

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Oooh, Grandma…

Well, we all know how that one goes. “Oooh, grandma….what big eyes you have! ” If you are going to remember anything from Little Red Riding Hood, it is likely to be that line and those that follow. I am … Continue reading

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The Fear of Shadows

It’s May! Which means we should really share the fairy tale for this month. My turn to pick, and I chose Little Red Riding Hood. I think this fairy tale has fascinated me for a long, long time…I mean, there … Continue reading

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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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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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