Glass, wood and textiles


A friend of mine is making lovely oversized yarn blankets, knitting needles and accessories.  She is using some of my beads as well. Here are some beads I have made on the end of a mandrel (so they only have a hole half way though on one side) that she has dpu onto the ends of knitting needles.


The boro adventure begins

After mant months away from the torch, I recently attended a three-day workshop with Bernie Stoner at Penel Bigg’s studio in Sydney. Bernie is from Kangaroo Island and has had a long career in glass. In this workshop I was introduced to using boro for the first time. Making points, blowing, pods etc are all new to me. Since the workshop I have started back at the torch.  My challenge now to is to get the boro basics under control as well as NOT letting the soft glass go.DSCF6290 DSCF6262 DSCF6268

It’s too darn hot

Happy New Year everyone. I’m lucky enough to have a few days off work BUT I’m afraid I have not been able to spend any time on making beads. We are suffering through a heat wave here in Australia! With temps rising to over 40C many days and bushfires all over the country the prospect of firing up my torch has not proved to be too appealing. I may spend some time sorting out my glass stash and cleaning up my workspace.