Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Post Loren Stump workshops!!!!

Hi all!!!!  I have now recovered from a huge marathon with Loren Stump at my Studio in Brisbane at the end of July....he taught 3 days of Murrini and 3 days of paperweight classes. I'm sure all the students that attended would agree that it was a simply incredible experience and we are hoping that he will come back and visit us again next year!!!!

Sliced Butterfly Murrini

Shaded Murrini Faces....painting with Glass!!!!!

Putting the paperweights together

Tiger Murrini....and Loren's Torch in action!!!!

Loren is a true visionary and master of glass....he is self taught and knows glass like no-one else I have ever met.   He never says "it can't be done" he just goes and develops and works out ways to do it. His tirelessness in teaching is renowned and he is certainly someone who pushes the boundaries not only of himself but his students in class. Classes are known to go well into the wee hours....but in saying that all the students are on a 'high' anyway from the knowledge that is being imparted from such a great master of lampworking.

Day 5....couldn't keep my eyes open ha ha!!!!

His legacy will be the amazing knowledge and understanding that he has shared with all his humble students around the world......we are certainly very privileged to have someone of Lorens talents, personality and calibre in our midst as an amazing teacher and true maestro of the glass!!!!

Blown Shell
Sculpted Tiger's head

Sunday, May 23, 2010

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More Outback Images

More Images....

Teaching trip to the Queensland Outback Australia

I'm back from a teaching trip to Outback Queensland!!!! I had to fly to Mt Isa and then drive for a couple of hours to get to my destination at McKinlay. I stayed at the Walkabout Creek Hotel....made famous in the Crocodile Dundee movies....a great place to stay but certainly in the middle of no-where!!!

Here are some images from my trip....

Friday, April 30, 2010

BrisStyle Twilight Markets

I'm very excited.....the BrisStyle Twilight Markets are on tonight!!! In King George Square outside City Hall!!!!

I am very excited to have a stall and I think this is going to be a great event....especially with Mothers Day just around the corner....what better thing for Mum than something beautiful, and lovingly locally handmade to say that you really care!!! Good onya BrisStyle certainly know how to groove and funk!!!!

Now to run around like a chook with my head cut off before roll in time of 3pm!!!! Phew I hope I'm organised enough!!!

Hope to see you all there!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Discounted Artglass Beads

Hi all....I have just discounted all the artglass beads I currently have listed on my website....go to and take a look!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Necklaces listed in my Etsy Store

Hey there all....I've had one of "those" days....sometimes things really do seem alot harder than they should be!!!! Ahh well off to the hairdresser tomorrow and then back onto the torch...I'm looking forward to that!!!

I have just added a couple of Necklaces to my Etsy Store and will be adding more this week....I have been having lots of fun creating some "seaglass beads" which sold hot out of the kiln before I could even get them the ideas are coming thick and this space ha ha!!!

I will also list a couple of my "Lovers Bangles" that I have just made and will be making more of.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

BrisStyle Indie Designer Markets

BrisStyle Indie Designer Markets is coming up on the 6th March at St Augustines Church, Racecourse Road, Hamilton. I'll be there with bells on!!!! Here's a sneak peek and some of my recent work that will be there....

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Back at the torch!!!

After a lovely Christmas/New Year break camping, I have been back at the torch this week!!! Both teaching and working on some new items and having some fun!!! I have been making some gorgeous dragonfly beads, Goddesses for series/sets I am putting together and blowing bubbles on hollow mandrels (this needs more work ha ha!!!)(alot more work ha ha!!!!)

I will get back into the Murrini making again in a couple of weeks as well.