Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Farewell to glass
Strangely, I don't think I'll miss glass. It's a wonderful medium. Working with it taught me about colour, design, detail and finish; how to develop an idea from crude initial stages to a more refined level than I'd ever envisaged; and how to use time and materials efficiently (not that I always did). I've stopped making it partly because it's hard on my shoulder, but mainly I've given it up because I'm just too busy doing something even more satisfying - illustrating and writing.
Happily, I retain all the friendships that I made through glass, and the satisfaction of the things I've made, including my most enduringly popular collaboration - the jellyfish chandelier (left) which was the topic of my first blog post ever. We had planned to make a glow worm cave, too, but alas, it's too late!! I've pulled out of Off Centre gallery, but still have a few wee things at home if anybody is desperate for glass. I'd rather illustrate your book, though.