Posts by theglassbarge
Spring has arrived!
At last we have sunshine and warmer weather. The daffodils are our and yesterday the floor screed was laid in the house, so all is good in our world. The only down side is that we are not finding much time for glass work! However, I have been booking a few land based event for…Read More
2022 – What to expect!
The good news – We are sharing a venue with 4 other artists at The Litten Tree in Coventry (see our ‘What’s on’ page for more details) This will be our first time taking part in this event and we are very excited to be doing this in conjunction with other artist from the area.…Read More
We are now into a new year and all hoping that 2022 proves to be a better year for everyone than the last 2 years have been. Although we have not done very much jewellery making for the last year, we have been progressing with the house build. The exterior of the house is now…Read More
The House is UP
Well, at last things have been moving on our House build and we now have a water tight house, with windows and doors!! It all went up in 4 1/2 days and then the windows and doors in 2 days. Now we have all the rest of the work to do. Andrew has started on…Read More
Trading again at last! 2021
This is quite an exciting time for us! We brought The Glass Barge down to Long Itchington a couple of weekend ago and have cleaned and, where necessary mended, the boat/gallery, so that we are now ready to start trading for the first time in 18 months! To start with we are offering private viewings…Read More
Things are starting to move a bit faster on our building site now! The Piles are in, the foundation trenches have been dug and now the steel for the ground beam is being installed ready for concrete to be poured next week. We can now see how the house will sit on the plot and…Read More
Progress – but slow!
There has been some progress on the site, although not as much as we would have liked! The Site hut/Welfare unit is up, but not yet fitted out, although we did buy the toilet today!! I also started painting the inside yesterday and Andrew is working hard on digging trenches to run the electric cables…Read More
Planning consent at last
Last week we were granted the final planning permission for the house and it came through on the date given! Which was not expected, but very welcome! While waiting for this we had been getting on with preparing the site. We have built retaining walls on the mooring to flatten an area for a patio,…Read More
Exciting New Project!
This year is very different for us in more ways than just the COVID19 problems, as if that wasn’t enough! After 2 years of negotiations we have purchased a plot of land, with canal frontage, on which we intend to build a house. We had always thought that this would be the ideal situation and…Read More
Experimenting with glass powder pictures
We have had more time this year, due to the Coronavirus lockdown, for experimentation and needed something to keep ourselves occupied while not able to be out on the canals selling. I had always wanted to try using glass powders to make pictures, so have used some of my time to perfect techniques. This was…Read More