Thursday, 30 October 2008

Lampwork glass beads

It's been quite a while since I have been at the torch as I've been doing more fusing work lately. I love doing both though and sometimes it's difficult to choose which kiln to turn on in the mornings! Looking through some of the bead sets I have for sale I thought it was time to list this lovely set of very colourful lentils and spacers so they have gone up for sale on Etsy today.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Etsy and MISI

Hollingdale Designs fused glass items are now available on Etsy and MISI! Testing the waters to see how things work and get some things up for sale in time for Christmas shoppers online.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Art 'n' Action and Autumn Time

Final preparations are underway for Sunday when I will be taking part in the Art 'n' Action day at Alloa Town Hall near Stirling.

Have lots of things to take with me but probably the last thing to add to the collection will be this fused glass clock which I finished this morning. I doubt I will have time to get anything else ready before the weekend but who knows...

Friday, 10 October 2008

Fused Glass Clock

My very first fused glass clock and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I love the bold stripes against the white. It certainly helps cheer up what is a very dull and rainy morning here in Scotland. Plus it's free-standing so can go anywhere and doesn't need fixing to a wall.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


Just when my fused glass work was starting to get a bit chilly looking things have taken a turn for the more tropical. This is Rainforest, fresh out of the kiln this morning.

Here's another picture of the same dish, the camera wasn't cooperating when I was trying to take a close-up of the sparkle in the pattern but I like the way the circles look like planets.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Fused Glass Dish

Here's another blue dish fresh from the kiln. This time a lovely, intense, transparent blue to let the light shine through.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Iceflow, slumped

Here's the finished article, Iceflow, fused glass bowl ready for the finished shelf. This one has a lovely satin finish and I'm really pleased with how the blue stripes turned out.

Friday, 3 October 2008

What happened to the white circle?

In case you were wondering what I did with the white circle that I cut in the previous post, here's a quick shot of it just before it went in the kiln to be slumped...