No links to weddings at all, but very true for a new phase in my fused glass work!
My beloved little kiln has been joined in my studio, by a big brother kiln, and that has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me.
As I was finding my way around the workings of the new machine, I began experimenting with old glass, something I had only very simply dabbled in before now, with the odd wine bottle fused into a spoon rest. When working on a large scale, mistakes can be very costly, so I thought I’d rather take risks with a less valuable commodity than the specialist glass I use for my signature range.
So I got my hands on some very old windows, and began to play.
The results surprised and delighted me! So I’m thrilled to unveil my new recycled range of fused glass homeware. Here’s a little taster…
They say that everyone can enjoy a few minutes of fame in their lifetime. Mine came when the film-makers arrived at King’s Forge, to have a look at what I do.
Irish TV is a new channel with the brief to show the world the real Ireland. County Matters is a half hour programme, and every county has its own team County Matters film-makers, on the lookout for items of interest in the locality.
I was honoured to be asked to be featured, and attached is the very first episode of County Matters – Monaghan. First, viewers have a look at Monaghan’s own Rally School; there’s an interview with the owner of the famous Castle Leslie, along with an insight into entrepreneurs Combi Lift.
King’s Forge is featured right after the Rally School, and viewers get to have a pretty good look around my forge workshop hidden away at the top of the fabulous Monaghan countryside, and a little insight into what goes into making fused glass. Enjoy!
Don’t forget to keep an eye on Sky channel 191 for all the latest episodes of County Matters, from every corner of Ireland.