Saturday, 31 July 2010

Surrey and Hampshire Crafters

I was asked by SHC to tell the world a little bit about me so I thought I would also post it on here too, for you to see.

1. Tell us a bit about you and name of your business

Hi I am Ann a glass artist and my business is Vibrant Glass Art. I am passionate about glass fusing, reading and anything creative. I live in a little village in Hampshire and it has become my inspiration as well as my place to relax.

2. Where did you get the idea for the business

I rediscovered my creative side at the point in my life which (so far) was the most stressful time. After trying my hand at various things I discovered dichroic fused glass. I was and still am fascinated with the depth of colour and vibrancy achieved with this media. I became hooked and my passion for creating the glass naturally turned into a business.

3. What do you love most about your business

The things I love most are the always changing colours and uniqueness of the glass, I love to experiment and see what happens and I love seeing a customer fall in love with a piece i have made.

4. What would you like to change

I would like to change the financial climate and increase the size of my kiln!

5. What is your aim for next year

Oh... to keep playing and experimenting with glass.

To show my glass and to have it available to a wider audience.

6. Where do you ultimately see yourself

Working with glass in my own light bright space.

7. Top 5 tips you could pass on to other crafters

Trust your intuition when you feel like your being pushed the wrong way you probably are.

Learn a little distance from your work to protect yourself, not everyone is going to appreciate it as much as you.

Smile, Smile and Smile some more.

Learn from others.

And lastly trust your heart and follow your instincts with your creativity.

8. How can we buy from you (website etc)

You can buy online at and at my future events, which are listed on line.

You can also give me a ring and come and see me and my full range of glass products.

Friday, 16 July 2010

White Teardrop Pendant

Fresh out the kiln a new experiment.
Made by making my own mould from thick fibre paper and with handmade frit.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Current Read The Magicans Guild

My current read at the moment is The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan.

I am really enjoying discovering this author and this world. It is fast paced and you immediately feel connected to the lead character and drawn to her.

Here's the blurb from amazon:
Each year the magicians of Imardin gather together to purge the city streets of vagrants, urchins and miscreants. Masters of the disciplines of magic, they know that no one can oppose them. But their protective shield is not as impenetrable as they believe. Sonea, angry, frustrated and outraged by the treatment of her family and friends, hurls a stone at the shield, putting all her rage behind it. To the amazement of all who bear witness, the stone passes unhindered through the barrier and renders a magician unconscious. The guild's worst fear has been realised ...There is an untrained magician loose on the streets. She must be found before her uncontrolled powers unleash forces that will destroy both her, and the city that is her home.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Stripy pendants New!!

Brand New Fresh Out Of The Kiln Stripy Pendants.

I had some leftovers so I thought I would try something different...
What do think?

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Just Finished!

I thought I would share some of my fav reads with you all.

Today I have just finished this book Demon Hunts by C E Murphy. I loved it... I think it only took me two days to read, very involving and funny.

Here is the blurb from the back of the book:
This case is way out of her jurisdiction...
Seattle police detective Joanne Walker started the year mostly dead, and she's ending it trying not to be consumed by evil. Literally.
She's proven she can handle the godsand the walking dead. But a cannibalistic serial killer? That's more than even she bargained for. What's worse, the brutal demon can only be tracked one way. If Joanne is to stop it's campaign of terror, she'll have to hunt it where it lives: the Lower World, a shamanistic plane of magic and spirits.
Trouble is, Joanne's skills are no match for the dangers she's about to face - and her on the job training could prove fatal to the people she's sworn to protect....

Sunday, 11 July 2010

11th July 2010 New work

Fresh from the kiln full fused instead of tack fused Purple Heart.