Sunday, 30 January 2011
This weekend a few fellow jewellers descended on another Helen's glass making workshop. There were a huge amount of coloured rods that when melted and combined turned into beautiful glass beads. Helen made a tricky skill look very straight forward to master until one is having a go and realise its takes a huge amount of practice and skill to achieve the detail and colour combinations that are found in Helen's work. The stacks of rods all piled up together made it difficult to make one's mind up about which one to select for making into bead. I loved some of the names such as a light blue rod entitled Dirty martini or my favorite shade of green known in the glass world as Wasabi.
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
A friend Alice Spicer has recently graduated from Gray's School of Art and Design in Aberdeen. Here are some of her new drawings. Alice is about to embark on an epic trip through Russia and arriving into china I look forward to seeing the artistic outcomes from this journey.