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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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A Bucketful of Hope

Whatever happened to Hope? I was tempted to call the piece ‘Elpis’ (the name of the spirit ‘Hope’), but I know I’m prone to overcomplicating names. So, Hope remained behind. The rest of the content of Pandora’s jar flew about, … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Box

It’s September! And I can’t quite believe that this is the 6th month we’ve been going! This month’s tale is well-known in principle, but in practice, I wonder how many people have actually read it beginning to end, and for … Continue reading

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On a Pedestal

I have an exhibition coming up, at the Cetra Gallery on the Wirrall, and I’m happy to say that this month’s sculpture will be making its way up there as part of my body of work going there. So…….here’s my … Continue reading

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A god of glass

As seems often to be the way with slightly longer courses, while in Germany we were required to think about and produce a ‘final piece’… something with meaning, preferably mixed-media, using the techniques we learnt during the course. Since I … 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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The Shadow of my Fears

Okay……….this was hard work – and actually, in more ways than one. My initial idea seemed simple in principle, although I was never kidding myself that it would be simple in practice! What I wanted was a forest, or at … 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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