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Christmastime @ Gravelly Barn
14th November 2017
For the first time I will be showing and selling my work at the lovely Gravelly Barn in Braughing, Herts. The show opens on Thursday, 16 November and is only on for four days so don't delay! As well as lots of beautiful work from craftspeople and painters, there will be seasonal refreshments. If that wasn't incentive enough, the proceeds are going to charity. I will be there all day on Sunday 19th and it would be lovely to see you there.

More information and details on how to find Gravelly Barn is on their website.

Salty Dogs Christmas pop-up
12th November 2017
I'm selling my work again this year at the Salty Dogs Christmas pop-up shop. It's at the same venue: 11 Market Hill, at the top of the hill in Maldon town centre. Opening hours are 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday, plus 10am-4pm every Sunday in December. Lots of lovely gifts to suit all pockets!

The happy couple!
08th August 2017
I was recently commissioned to make a panel as a wedding present. Although I usually make this panel in brighter colours, I was asked to use blues & greens for this particular commission. More information on this panel is here.

Christmas 2017
31st December 2016
You might think it was far too early to be thinking about next Christmas, but not in the world of course planning! Today I have made a sample copperfoiled glass Christmas wreath for a course I'm teaching at Flatford Mill on 7 December 2017. The course already has a couple of people booked onto it and as there are only 8 places, you might want to get in early if you are interested: Copperfoiled glass Christmas wreath.

A busy week!
05th June 2016
I've spent the week at West Dean College, teaching two one-day Taster Days, followed by workshops at the Design & Craft Fair held in the grounds. The workshops ran for 1.5 hours each and the participants made a small copperfoiled hanging; a butterfly, boat or kite. Very few of them had ever cut glass before, let alone been let loose with a soldering iron, and they all did really well.

The Fair itself was lovely, with a vintage tea tent and a suitably old-fashioned trio playing outside. There were plenty of exhibitors selling their handmade crafts and artwork. If you missed it this year, make a note to go next time!

While I was there, the new Short Course brochure came out and all my courses this year are now open for booking; details are on the Other venues page.

A sunny Saturday in May
08th May 2016
Yesterday I was teaching a group of seven beginners to make stained glass at Art & Craft Days. It was a really hot day and we were all wilting in the heat. However, we all enjoyed ourselves and the students were very happy with the panels they made. As usual, Brian & Julie put on a lovely lunch with home-made cup cakes for afternoon tea and sitting outside after lunch was very pleasant indeed!

This course is running again on 26 September 2016 and a link to the full details is on the Other venues page.

By popular demand, the copperfoiled Christmas decorations course I am teaching here on Friday 25 November, will also run on Saturday 26 November for those who work during the week.

What we did at the weekend!
25th April 2016
This weekend I taught a group of beginners to make stained glass at West Dean College, near Chichester. Eight of the group were total beginners; one had done a previous weekend course. Isn't it amazing how different all the panels are, considering they all followed the same brief - a 30cm square or 25cm x 40cm panel; non-representational; at least two straight lines and two curved lines; around 12 pieces of glass.

The students learnt all the techniques involved in making a stained glass panel; including glass cutting, designing, leading & soldering, cementing & polishing. I took these snaps just before the students left yesterday afternoon - although finished, the panels still need some more cleaning which will keep them occupied once they get home!

It was a great bunch of students, from as far afield as Milton Keynes, and the weekend was a lot of fun. As usual, staying in the historic and beautiful house at West Dean was a joy. We all took time to fit in a walk or two around the grounds, which are particularly pretty at the moment with an abundance of spring flowers. Last, but not least, we all ate far too much of the delicious food on offer!

I'm teaching this course again from 7-9 October 2016; a link to the full details and booking is on the Other venues page.



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