The Glass Barge Cruising
We have been out on the waterways now since the 2nd week in June, when friends came to help us down the single locks out of Birmingham, onto the top of the Grand Union Canal.
Trading has been good so far at the Two Boats at Long Itchington, on the weekend of 18th, 19th, 20th June:-
and then at Stoke Bruerne the following weekend.
Now at Milton Keynes and will be staying here till Sunday afternoon. The sun is shining and we are hoping that it will bring the people out to Campbell Park.
Fused Glass on the Canals
The refurbished Gallery Boat is now open for business. Our first weekend on 9th & 10th May, at Hawne Basin, went realy well. Not only were sales good, but the boat and gallery received lots of nice comments.
There is a video of the Open Weekend at Hawne Basin that shows me in the gallery and also the boat in the water. https://vimeo.com/127689918
This blog should have been published months ago, but I have been having trouble uploading the pictures to the website! But I have now mananged it! So, although it happened in May, you may still like to have a look at the video.
The Glass Barge Progress
First I must appologise for not keeping the blog up to date!!
We have spent most of 2014 juggling committments in Sussex, Birmingham and elsewhere, trying to spend as much time as possible working on the boat refurbishement.
Our target is now to have the boat ready by the Open Weekend here at Hawne basin in May.
Weather stopped work on the painting of the outside, but the hull is done and about half of the cabin sides have been prepared up to undercoat. Since November work has been concerntrated on the inside, with the electrics and lighting well on the way to completion and all the flooring and lining completed.
We took time out to run a practice course back in Eastbourne, for 2 willing guinea pigs! We felt it went well and was good preparation for running courses on the boat in limited space. It also gave us information about the layout needed in the work areas.
Fused Glass at GREENBELT
We are getting ready to go to Greenbelt tomorrow and look forward to a good weekend. The weather forecast is not too bad and Saturday looks like being sunny!
Over the last few weeks we have been making a supply of crosses for the event and also etching Celtic Knots to mount on pendants and earrings, so look out for the new designs.
Hope to see some you at the festival.
Etched Motifs on Fused Glass
Following our success with the musical clefts and notes at Chippenham, we have been creating new designs to etch in dichroic glass on our pendants and earrings.
Some of the designs have been on the request of customers and other are our own inspiration.
The Girraffes were at the request of a festival going at Chippenham
These are a selection of the musical designs we have done, but are open to suggestions.
Seahorses on various backgrouds.
Fairies are now appearing as well!
Do get in touch through are contact page if you are interested in any of these designs, or have your own ideas.