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I live in a small market town in the South West, with my husband and our cocker spanial called Lacey.We have one son.I have a small Ceramic studio and also am a U.K Lampworker. I have a studio which I produce handmade ceramics and lampwork glass jewellery, along with silver work. I attend craft fairs and sell in local galleries.I do one to one sessions on Ceramics, Basic silver smithing and Beginners Lampwork. My lampwork can be seen on my website or Flicker page under Avalon Designs.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Dorset Weekend

Only a short post today as I have just had a fabulous weekend at Burton Bradstock.
 Loads of walking along the beaches at West Bay and Lyme Regis. I couldn't resist taking this photo of the sun coming through the cloads.

So today I have been listing new Ring / Pendant toppers in my Etsy shop. Do have a look, you may see something you like.

I see my son is already looking !!!!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

What next......

How are you all feeling, with this wet and windy January? I really have to force myself out to my studio.
I seem to have been playing around this last couple of weeks, trying out new ideas.
I did however manage to make another pair of silver rubino earrings. These are now in my Etsy shop for sale, Valintines Day coming up and they would make a lovely present.

I have made a few large hole beads to fit the popular Europian bracelets, these will be cored tomorrow. In the kiln annealing is a Ocean Focal, lets hope the kiln fairies are good , when I open up the kiln tomorrow.

Had a customer visit yesterday and bought the last of my Ocean Focals, so I need to make a lot more, before my shows start. If the kiln delivers some lovely eye candy in the morning, I will post some pictures.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Just a quick Blog today

This is just a ver quick blog, as I am going to brave the studio on this frosty morning.
I have now attached my Flicker pictures to my blog, which shows the latest items that I have made.
Interchangable ring/ Pendant toppers are ver popular at the moment and selling well, so have a peek at the ones,I have on Etsy.

I also have some very organic textured lampwork, which I have called Davey Jones Locker.
These will go well with my well known Ocean Focals, of the Dorset coastline

All the Items can be seen in my Flicker photo's and in my Etsy shop for sale.
If not and you are interested in something, then contact me on my email rita@avalon68.fsnet.co.uk.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Back to work

Have spent the last couple of days, tidying the studio. Making spaces for new glass and tools.
I did find some time this week, to make a few  toppers for the interchangeable
Ring / Pendant toppers. They are for sale on Etsy. A aqua sea topper sold straight away, so I will do another for my Etsy shop, next week.

Do visit my Etsy, as I try to pop new items on regularly.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very happy New Year. Hope you all had a good Christmas. I have just spent all of Christmas and the New Year in the Canary Islands, so now it is back to work.
Hope to pop new Items on my Etsy shop this week, so please pop in and have a look.
Will get out in the studio by next week to make more new beads.
This is a view where we stayed over Christmas.

We walked around some of the golf courses and came across this bird, any idea what it is called ?