Emma Mackintosh glass

Occasional updates, news and projects

 

Sicily

As the Catania Airport hire car man surveyed our filthy vehicle, one last large lump of mud,  which had clung on despite all the potholes a road round Etna could throw at it, finally dislodged and fell to the ground in front of him. Totally unfazed, he retrieved the...

Herdwick wine glasses

On 10th - 12th September this year, the Beatrix Potter Society, which exists to promote the study and appreciation of Beatrix Potter’s life and works, held their 18th biennial conference at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal. This year, the 100th anniversary of female...

Wasted!

A few years ago, I bought food from a supermarket in Budapest and noticed how much less ‘perfect’ the fruit and vegetables were than those which we were used to seeing on shop shelves at home. No less tasty, just less visually attractive. This stood in stark contrast...

GAS Murano 2018

Every year, the American Glass Art Society holds a conference for glass art enthusiasts and glass artists from around the world. Usually held in the US, this year was one of the few occasions when the conference took place on foreign soil - on the island of Murano, to...

A Very Special Commission: Spring Floral Tumblers

Spring has well and truly sprung here in the Lake District. Trees are filled with pretty pink blossoms which are just beginning to scatter their petals onto the ground; the sun is making increasingly frequent appearances; and flowers dot lawns and fields, adding...

Tokaji, King of wines

Of all the wonderful things Hungary is known for, wine isn’t often the first which comes to mind. However the central European country is a hidden gem when it comes to finding excellent vineyards. One of my favourite things to do on a trip to Budapest is seek out a...

A day in the studio

A month or so ago, I took some textured glasses to Photography by Ward in Ambleside to be photographed. Dayve did a brilliant job with them and asked if he could come and spend a morning photographing me at work - so a week or so later., he did. It was very much a...

Between hot glass

Graal: According to Wikipedia, "Graal may refer to: Graal Radio, online radio A style of glassblowing Holy Grail, or "Graal" in older forms Graal-Müritz, a health resort by the Baltic Sea in Germany Graal (compiler), an Oracle project aiming to implement a...

Patterns

We've had a fair amount of rain in Cumbria this winter. But then, this isn't called the Lakes for no reason. From experience, the thing about Cumbrian rain is that generally, it falls and then it goes. If it floods, the floods then drain fairly quickly into those...

Autumn

It's half term. The clocks have gone back, the weather has most definitely turned (if not towards winter, then at least more unsettled) and children are wandering the streets of Hawkshead in Halloween costumes. (They're early, but heck, Halloween's a big deal these...