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…
Hi, this is the start of my new blog… the thoughts that come into, and hopefully, out of my head from time to time!
My name’s Grace, and I make fused glass. Ok, confession over!
Last weekend, together with some fellow artists, we descended on Clones with a pop-up art and craft shop, to coincide with the inaugural Fortstock Music Festival. With all the hard work done, my friend, encaustic artist Niamh O’Connor and I were standing behind the till, when we were asked to be interviewed for Shannonside Northern Sound radio, 94-98FM!
Tonight, Tuesday’s Business Show, hosted by Claire Noble, is aired from 8-9pm. Don’t miss it!
Fabulous@Fortstock, Clones, June 2012, featuring some of the ‘Fabulous’ work of Monaghan’s artists! These included Liz Christy, Louise Loughman, Niamh O’Connor, Roisin Duffy, Catherina Donaghy, as well as my own King’s Forge Glass!