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Lifeform Exhibition

May 07 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

Here’s a piece made for the ‘Lifeforms’ exhibition in Pittsburgh. From the exhibition website,

“This will be an exhibition of the best biological glass models made in the spirit of the famous 19th and 20th century models of invertebrates and plants made by the father and son team, Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka for the Harvard University’s Botanical Museum. Models must be of specific species and rendered as accurately as possible, but artistic presentation and creative contexts are strongly encouraged. Artists working in any glass technique (flameworking, glassblowing, pâte de verre, etc.) are invited to submit an entry (one per artist or collaborative team). The judging criteria will be based on accuracy in representing the organism, aesthetic beauty, presentation, and originality.”

I’ve been wanting to have a go at a flame lily sculpture for quite a while now, and his was the excuse I needed, so here’s my exhibition entry. Having really enjoyed the challenge of making this, I think I’ll be doing some others…

Gloriosa superba 3


Gloriosa superba 2


Gloriosa superba 1


Gloriosa superba 4




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New Marbles

May 10 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

Some new marbles for a swap on The Melting Pot








Reall Dark Flower!

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Edinburgh Bead Fair

Sep 24 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

We’re just about all packed up ready for the trip over to Edinburgh Corn Exchange for the Bead Fair tomorrow – see you there!

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