Christmas Creativity

We had a fantastic day yesterday at The Tenterden Creative Market.

The weather was dry and cold, the organisation was impecable and best of all we had many customers eager to buy lovely hand made goods from us all, and enjoy a bit of Christmas spirit and life going on. (Albeit, sanitized, masked and safe) lovely customers who hadn’t dared to set foot in shops came, pleased to be able to shop in the open air, but under a roof.

Weeks of hard making, long days in the studio and copper foiling late into the night in front of the tv paid off, as angel’s, mistletoe, stars and a whole cornucopia of glass flew off the table.

Christmas is coming…

November is usually jam packed with wonderful events and fairs and open houses giving us a chance to sell our beautiful stained glass.

This year is very different! I have been trying to master online selling with not much enthusiasm, I like to meet my public.

So, please watch my Face Book page for selling updates, I continue to sell through The West End House Gallery in Smarden, and Flossie Watts Tenterden. Hoping to be at Tenterden Creative Market on the 5th December in Market Square by Waitrose car park.

My studio will be open from the 2nd December for private sales.

In the meantime, it’s like Santa’s Workshop, as I work making all sorts of delights for Christmas, to hang in the light and cheer these dull days.

September

As we look forward to the autumn months, I am so glad to be back teaching again.

My classes are slightly smaller, to allow for a bit more space while we are working. The first few classes have been full of joy, enthusiasm and creativity. Windows have been made, garden glass creations and beautiful light catchers.

I’m looking forward to my evening classes starting to see what incredible projects my returning people will have ideas for, and working with some lovely new students too.

My own work has been a large japanese window for a client and now I’m turning my mind to making smaller things for shops and galleries.

Japanese inspired window.

I am working on a beautiful commission at the moment.

It is inspired by Japanese shelves with bonsai trees and artefacts. Completely different to anything I have ever made before, so a real challenge.

My client is renovating a beautiful Kentish Oast House, having spent years working and living in the Far East. The window is made up of painted and fired panels ,set within a classic border of stained glass.

These are pictures of work in progress.