New Space!

I’ve moved!  Studio that is, just in case you thought I’d been sitting still for a long time 😉

My little studio served it’s purpose for almost a year and a very creative little haven it was too!

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It was about 8′ X 10′ and I crammed in a large work desk, a work bench, display tables and cabinets!  As you can see it was jam packed with glass goodies, tools and equipment.  I had been thinking about a move for a while but needed the right space.  Sadly, two of the crafters from our village decided it was time to move on but that left an opening for me to move!  The new studio is three times the size of the old one.  And it has a sink!!!

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My first job was to improve the floor.  The existing finish was painted concrete.  Not the best for your feet and pretty cold in the Winter, so I put down some insulation and new vinyl.

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Double frontage!  So two windows to fill – I shall be having a nice glass topped door soon, to make it more inviting when the door needs to be shut and to let in more natural light 🙂  My new sign went up straight away 🙂

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Starting to move in the important stuff!

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Getting there – it’s vastly improved now but still evolving!

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Windows in 🙂

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Slave busy at work!  Sophie very kindly helped me finish moving – thanks Sophie! 😀

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Looking lovely from the outside but still a lot of work going on inside!  The ventilation system, looking much like a dismantled robot from a 1960’s Sci Fi series, is now completed and operational and the displays are getting there. I still want to change everything around in that department but all in good time 😉

I have had my very first student, Meg, making her very first beads in the new studio already!  Now I have two torches set up, I shall be able to offer tuition for two, so if you want to come with a friend to learn how to melt glass and make things, I can offer a discount 😉

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The best way to get used to a new creative space, is to create in it!  So I’ve been a busy little bee this past week, getting a feel for the vibes!

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Meg is studying cave art, so we cooked up some designs – quite pleased with the Bison!  The ivory, black and silver – simplicity itself but very effective and contemporary.  A mermaid…of course!  And back to an old favourite, a Dragon’s Eye – no Dragons were hurt in the making 😉

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And of course, no torching session would be complete without a Goddess and this one has a mate!  Thanks to John, the Craft Village wood turner for the stands 🙂

Since taking the photo’s, I have had some new lights put up, so it’s like walking into Wembley Stadium!  No doubt I will take some more snaps when I feel it has fully evolved 🙂

Thank you for continuing to share my journey.  Look after yourselves and each other and don’t forget to hug often.  Regret nothing! 😀


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