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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.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy.....

It is that time of year, when you look at the calender and realise that you have Christmas shows for the next couple of months and you need to make more stock.
The ceramics is taking time with pouring, painting and then glazing. However the kiln has been busy.

I have some shows where I can only sell Ceramics, others where I can take my handmade Lampwork and silver jewellery.
Thought I would show you this ring that I made a couple of weeks ago. It is now sold. It is a stunning lampwork 25mm cabochon dressed in a silver bezel setting, which has been etched on the back.

I love making large rings, there is such satisfaction in the end product. I also love making these silver and lampwork stud earrings.

I think they would make super Christmas presents.
There are some super handmade items at local shows and it is up to everyone to support the great British Artisans in everything Handmade.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Holiday over.......

I have spent two weeks in the Greek Islands, just reading, swimming and relaxing.It was very hot 34deg during the day but cooler in the evening.This is a picture from our balcany.

As I stepped off the plane when I returned home, I wished I had put on a jumper.
But now it is back to the studio and down to work.
I must stock up with my ceramics for the Autumn and Christmas fairs.
I need to get on my torch, as my jewellery stock is depleting fast. I think this years Christmas fairs I will concentrate on Vases, Jugs and bowl. The items that are practicle for the home.
As soon as I have a photo, I will post one on this blog, so keep popping back to see new items as they are done.
O'h and by the way, it's nice to be home....................... till the next holiday.