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Fused Glass at GREENBELT

We are getting ready to go to Greenbelt tomorrow and look forward to a good weekend. The weather forecast is not too bad and Saturday looks like being sunny! Over the last few weeks we have been making a supply of crosses for the event and also etching Celtic Knots to mount on pendants and…
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Etched Motifs on Fused Glass

Following our success with the musical clefts and notes at Chippenham, we have been creating new designs to etch in dichroic glass on our pendants and earrings. Some of the designs have been on the request of customers and other are our own inspiration.  The Giraffes were at the request of a festival going at…
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Fused Glass at the Festivals

The weekend of the 17th & 18th May found us taking a break from working on the boat and taking a short cruse to Titford for the Birmingham Canal Nagivation Society Summer rally. It was a lovely warm weekend and very nice to get out and about on the canal again (and also to make a…
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Progress on the floating Gallery

Spring weather has been with us this weeks as we continue work on the boat that will become our new Floating Gallery. Progress is slow, as we clean off an accumulation of rust on the inside of the hull where water had got into the boat over the last couple of years. The engine has gone…
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Fused Glass for 2014

Christmas is well and truely over and we can now start looking ahead to the new year. This is the time when we usually concentrate on experimentation and looking at new designs for the coming year. With work progressing on the second boat and trips up and down between Eastbourne and Birmingham taking up some…
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New Gallery and Workshop Project

We finished a very sucessful summer on the canals at the floating market in the centre of Birmingham, where we not only met up with other traders, but also with the top brass of the Canal and River Trust (CRT). This was particularly usuful for us, as on return to Hawne Basin we were to…
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Fused Glass Jewellery on the Move

We started our Spring cruise in the week before Easter, with the intension of trading over the Easter weekend in Birmingham, but, having arrived at the boat in snow and ice on the basin, we decided it was not practical. So the first week was spent in cruising in very cold windy weather, arriving in…
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Into the New Year

Having survived the pre-Christmas round of craft fairs and farmers market, we come into January and February, which we treat as a quiet time for experimenting and developing new styles and techniques. We are moving our home studio (only to another room), and this will allow us to use our cold working power tools more…
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From Windmill End to Mile End

We always intended to move onto our narrowboat, but didn’t want to wait until we retired like many others, so the glass jewellery making offered a chance to make a small living and a challenge at the same time. The timescale was flexible and there were always important things to do first British Waterways delivered…
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