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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.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Busy weekend

It has been almost a month since I updated my blog, so sorry to those who do pop in to see what I have been up to.
I hope you all had a nice Easter, even though the weather had changed. I spent a few days in Brixham, we were very lucky and didn't have any rain, so able to go on loads of walks. This is over looking the bay, next to Fishcombe Bay.

It reminds me that we have some lovely coastline in our Country.

Then last weekend I went to Flame Off with a friend, for a couple of days. The best way I can explain it, is a lampworkers convention. So much to see, glass to buy and try, tools and gadgets, frit and stringers, demonstrations and meeting old and new friends. I loved it, even if my bank balance didn't :)
I bought a fantastic pendant by Anouk Jasper, who I have also had the pleasure of doing one of her courses.
Loads of glass and a couple of presses and rollers, all I am sure I really needed !
Fantasic demo by Manda from Mango Beads. Pati Walton from U.S.A, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel from France with amazing stringer work and very different look to her beads.Emma Mackintosh with seahorses.
There was a large area to try out the torches and buy kilns and set ups.

Then it is back home and get down to doing some work.
New items in my Etsy shop.
This set of Ocean Focals, which I really loved making. A new Goddess and a Large BHB cored Pendent.

I will try not to leave it so long to blog, next time. bye for now.