Early this year I received a lovely order for one of these mirrors after reposting the original image from my 2014 Leaf & Seedhead Collection. I jumped at the chance to create the piece again. Occasionally I make pieces that catch my breath, making it difficult to part with them, this glass mirror was one! Safe as to say it went back into production!
We’re working on a couple of pieces from my original ‘Leaf Collection’. I adore the unique organic character of each of these pressed cow parsley. Using actual leaf inclusions in this way was a technique I created in the very beginning of my glass fusing journey and is still my favourite signature style.
Thrilled to see a piece of my glass featured on Channel 4’s HOME HERO with Phil Spencer. Jean & Ade of Cherrydidi, Keswick moved into their new home last year and allowed Phil & his crew to give a couple of their rooms a makeover. The simple fused glass mirror brings a touch of nature to their crisp & fresh bathroom. Thank you guys x
(From about 4.40 sec on the clip)
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it…’ – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
As solitary worker some artists have moments of doubt, whether the things we make will be enjoyed by others as much as it was great to make.
In times of uncertainty I’ve found it best to keep on making, striving to improve on the last piece. Today I’m reflecting on & enjoying this large bowl, commissioned by a lovely couple. It now lives on their coffee table, somewhere in beautiful Yorkshire.