Recent classes and creating fish out of glass

It has been so lovely to get through the cold months by sharing my craft experience with so many students. I was delighted to see the monotones in the teardrop enamelled pieces and some of the textures created on the silver clay were amazing. Speaking of texture, we had great fun making felt at Abberton Reservoir on Saturday – some tea cosies, I pad covers and even little friends were made.

Finally today I had the chance to be a little creative myself, using the fabulous ‘Passing the Flame’ as inspiration I made this little fish bead out of glass.  Now back to my creative writing class before school pickup, filming my daughter for the Beano and getting ready for the next classes coming up!



Busy February at CG Crafts

Just preparing for this week’s needlefelting class when I happened to glance at the calendar. I have 7 confirmed classes this month, including every one of the different classes I teach – Enamelling, Feltmaking, Flamework, Encaustic Art and Silver Clay, I am so chuffed with this. Speaking of which, I must get back to the workshop I have a whole pile of Merino wool tops lying in a pile and they won’t sort themselves. If you are interested in any of my classes email me for dates to suit, they are great value and there’s plenty of tutor time, plus a good deal of putting the world to rights, tea and biscuits too!

Lighting the creative flame

Just a little video of me doing some flamework (making glass beads). Pictured here is my hothead torch, which runs off of propane gas. I am making a blended dot bead with clear encasing.  As you can probably hear the torch is a bit loud but you get used to it.  It is so addictive, just watching this makes me want to get outside and make some more beads. If you fancy a class get in touch £55 for one person and £95 for 2, it’s a 3 hour session which usually gives you time to make around 8 beads each.  My studio is based in Colchester.