The past 3+ years have been spent learning and falling in love with the art of glass fusing. A thriving sustainable business has been build supporting me during the recent global recession that saw a slowdown in the sale of luxury goods such as art. Glass being a more practical art form is functional and can be used daily, smaller bespoke pieces such jewellery and plates are more affordable to a larger audience.
My very popular dichroic glass jewellery & dala horse designed trinket/dip dishes ensured a growth in business and my work reaching a global audience.
There is still much to learn as I endeavor to transfer my painterly skills on to the surface of glass. Not sure I am ready to expose my experiments to the public domain just yet but once happy you are sure to get a taste of what the future might hold.
The past few months saw a flurry of glass art commissions big and small.
A treasured bespoke platter for lovely daughter’s birthday
A happy anniversary sculpture for beloved husband working in the wind turbine industry.
Confirmation gifts for two very special friends
One large Canadian commission ended in bits and pieces on the floor. Sadly difficult to recoup the hours of design and assembling but thankfully all glass can be reworked and used again in a different piece in the future.
Joy of joys I had the foresight to make a detailed template that saved hours of reworking the design.
Studenten gifts designed to incorporate the Swedish graduation cap; the studentmössa. This has been used since the middle of the 18th Century for high school graduates (Gymnasium). A treasured memento of a scholarly achievement makes the perfect gift for any young adult to commemorate this life milestone.
Teacher gifts for international school based in Lund designed to highlight the school logo along with hand painted gift cards in watercolour.
The largest commission was for my Scandinavian designed ‘Silver Birch’ tableware that saw the kiln firing 24-7.
A second ‘Silver Birch’ commission for Swedish company www.cog.se for their American and Canadian clients.
As we ease into the Summer my studio is ablaze with a new body of mixed media work for my upcoming exhibition in August. I am sure to keep you posted but don’t go without leaving a comment below about your plans for the Summer?