Tag Archives: Colour

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.

Helen*

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Parasols and Lanterns

An old uni sketch that came in handy this week.

There is a post I wrote about these sketches over two years ago somewhere in this blog. They were inspired by Japanese culture and imagery, particularly haikus and haigas. They aren’t the best quality, sorry.

Another Japanese sketch, Lanterns.

Haiga and Umbrellas.

Anyway, they came very much in handy this week! I got a lovely new graphite shaper to play with, if anything to get me out of my disc rut. Its shape reminded me of parasols, so out came the old sketchbooks, and here’s what I came up with in glass. It’s nice to be able to have sufficient control over stringer (thin pieces of glass to ‘draw’ on beads with in the flame) to be able to represent my illustrations. My stringer work is still at a pretty simple level at the moment, but something I will be working hard on to refine.

Colourful Parasols

Purple Palette Lanterns

Autumn Palette Parasols

The bead sets are all for sale in my online shop, just click the picture to see the listing.

Helen*

Street Art, just for fun…

I love these images!

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Enjoy!

Helen*

Quick indulgence for the inner child…

I stumbled across a board called ‘Children’s Book Illustrations’ on Pinterest, and I just had to share. Lets stir up some nostalgia…

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I hope that made you smile!

P.S. I really enjoyed seeing the Jewellery section of Degree Show at Dundee today, I will fill you in with more later.

Helen*

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

Helen*

Colour Therapy

I have been Pintresting (?) again…

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Wishing you a happy Thursday.

Helen*

Where I Fell for Glass…

I have been on Pinterest again, this time digging up pictures which remind me of a 2009 trip to Venice, and more importantly the island of Murano.
Maybe you can see why I became addicted to all things glassy.

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Enjoy!

Helen*