GAS Murano 2018

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...
A Very Special Commission: Spring Floral Tumblers

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

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...
Between hot glass

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...

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...