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Saturday’s Lesson

I had so much fun teaching the lovely Emma from The Candy Tree on Saturday.
She had never worked with hot glass before and did a wonderful job! Here are some pictures of the beads she made (and a couple of buttons on top of that for fun). All of these were mastered in just four hours at the torch, she’s definitely a natural!

Emma's Beads & Buttons

Emma's Beads

If you are around Edinburgh and interested in learning some lampwork, I offer 4 hour or 8 hour lessons. Feel free to e-mail me for more information.



On the other side of the studio…

I thought I would share with you the work of my studio mate, Jessica Howarth. Jess and I met at art college and have been sharing a studio at Arts Complex in Meadowbank since September. We both work with kilns, and both glass to an extent, only Jess works with enamel (very finely ground glass), and metal. She gradually builds up layers of coloured enamel onto copper or silver, patiently fusing layer after layer onto the base in a kiln. The ‘houses’ in the pictures are her degree show work, 3D Structures of enamelled copper, with various pieces of wearable jewellery hidden within.

Here are some more images, enjoy!

You can follow Jess on Facebook , Twitter , she has a lovely blog too, and a tumblr page


Opening Night!

It was brilliant, so much fun and I sold four pieces too, which was the icing on the cake!
I have been back to it today though, and have a few pairs of earrings in red and grey ramping down in the kiln, hopefully there will be some photos of them for you tomorrow.

In the meantime, a couple of photos from the opening!


Sneak Preview

If you are coming along to the Valentine’s Exhibition, here are a few photos of work which is about to be finished and ready for display. I hope you enjoy a little sneak preview!

Hope to see you on Friday!


The Next Exhibition…

This is so exciting!
The next Exhibition I will be doing opens in Edinburgh on February 3rd, at Arts Complex in Meadowbank. I will be showing my work alongside eight talented jewellers, and it runs until February 13th. It is free entry, and if you are around I think you should definitely come and see it!

Hope to see you there, I still have a lot of work to do for it!