Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Travelling Rose Ring Toppers

The exhibition my rings were part of at www.galerie-sam.de in Germany is now over, and I thought it might be time for the remaining ring toppers to come home. Not so! They've caught the travelling bug and like it in Germany, so I have allowed them to stay on, to be shown and stroked (and sold) at the Mannheim Festival 'Glas und Kunst im Park' (Glass and Art in the Park): http://www.glasundkunstimpark.de/ - it looks like a fab event - have fun everybody who gets to go, I'm still looking into travelling to Wertheim, if I get my act together!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Choose your future

My calendar at work tells me it's 68 working days until the end of July - annual leave not yet deducted. I've just had a fab week-end with the family - long overdue, involving fish and chips in Bakewell and a trip to Chester Zoo. This morning, it's back to the grindstone, but the grindstone will change soon. So as I look at the keys to my two current 'work places'...which would you choose to unlock your future?

Have a good week, everybody!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Here we go, here we go, here we go...

...here we go, here we go, here we gooo-hoooo! Good things are afoot, but I can't tell you what they are, you'll have to wait, but they could be gooooooooooood!

I'm back in the groove now, working during the day, lampworking in the evening, catching up on Flame Off orders. Thankfully, my next fair is now not until June (Open Studios) - so I should be in a position to make new stock. I'll comment on the post below in a minute, but wanted to say 'thank you' for all your lovely comments. I'm planning a teaching session at one of the bigger studios, so if you fancy a day of roses, butterflies, surface-sculpture beads, etc., keep a few pennies behind from that large glass order you were just about to place (see, I know you were. Are you like me? A permanent basket open, ready to check out? Frantz Art Glass are very tempting like that, they really do save your basket between visits. I order about twice a year, but *boy*, do I order!!!)

Have a lovely day, everybody!

Monday, 19 April 2010


It seems all I'm doing is apologising for not blogging...so why break with this new tradition - apologies!

Last week-end was the Flame Off, and I had such a marvellous time! I left Sheffield at 5.30am on Friday, driving down to Towcester to join my friend Sarah for breakfast. In my car, I had a whole load of rings, and all the ring toppers I'd managed to make...slightly hampered by the fact that my kiln had broken down last week!!! As a result of this, I didn't have enough stock - apologies to all who came to the stall not being able to find ring rose toppers!! Becky and Sarah were great company as fellow store holders - thanks, ladies! At 3.45pm, a voice came over the tannoy, asking for Sabine Little to report upstairs....time for my demonstration, in front of crowd and cameras :o) I thoroughly enjoyed myself demonstrating - apart maybe from the hole that piece of pinged-off stringer burnt into my thigh :o)

Doing the demo was my absolute highlight...although next morning came close, when Sharon Peters gifted me with her demonstration bead from the day before - thanks so much, Sharon, he has already assumed his pride of place!!!

Friday night, I went out for a curry with the fabulous Downton family (and the equally fabulous Sarah & Simon & Becky). Becky heroically did the driving, while Sarah, Sarah and I indulged in the vino stuff - three glasses later, sleeping was no problem!

Saturday was more selling, and making a couple of purchases - I've got a new press to play with :o)) I was asked for an impromptu demonstration of a butterfly - thanks to Richard Downton for letting me use the photo :o)

And then, all too early, it was time to go home again...so many people to hug and chat to, so little time! Thankfully, I'll be seeing a fair few of my glassy friends on our holidays in Devon in the not-too-distant future. But still - roll on next year!!!