New work from me this week, I love these hand painted glass art panels with hares and a wren, which are my favourite subjects to paint. There is quite a bit of work involved in making these pieces which combine glass fusing and slumping with glass painting over several fires.
They look lovely just as they are but they also work well with tea lights, and I particularly like them in a window so they borrow the landscape and become animated, changing with the weather and the seasons.
I took this bowl out of the kiln this morning, I’ve painted many hare bowls over the years but this could be the last one I paint. I’m feeling quite sad that it’s getting harder and harder to find quality porcelain or bone china bowls in large sizes.
It’s not just noticeable in the supermarkets that things are getting smaller for the same price, this has happened with my porcelain supplier. It’s been a downward slope for a long while now. I remember spending 2 days in Stoke on Trent visiting all the bone china manufacturers but now they have gone, I only know of one supplier of white bone china in Stoke now.
Ah well, c’est la vie, it’s time to move on.
The exciting thing that has come out of this is I’m developing new work in other media, it’s all very exciting and what fun I’m having. When one door closes another one opens.
I think I have got the hang of making the Granny squares now, it’s only taken me 45 to 50 years but I do have patience in abundance.Ha ha!
I don’t know how many it will take to make a blanket, I thought 60 would be enough but twice the size of 30 isn’t very big at all. I wonder how far my yarn will go, I shall weigh the squares and remaining yarn and guestimate.
I’ve set a goal to make 60 by the end of the month, so I’ll be happy if I get there. There’s a lot of winter evenings ahead to make more squares.
It’s day 13 of Blogtoberfest and I’m well into the swing of things, once I made a plan that is, so I know some of what’s to follow in the next few days, but not everything.
Today I’m going to show you my shelves that OH finished putting up yesterday, we couldn’t complete them in the beginning as we bought up all the shelving in this width from our local DIY shop. Finally after a couple of weeks they have new stock.
My studio doesn’t have the look of those stylish ones on Pinterest but it works well for me, I like open shelving with baskets as it makes it so much easier to find things. It is a working studio after all. I’m gradually getting to know where I have put everything and I no longer go into 3 drawers before I find the one with the rulers in it.
I’m having a day glueing bails onto pendants today, tying up coaster sets and other more boring tasks. Enjoy your day whatever you are doing.