Grierson Galleries at The Hive Hub, Cranbrook
After many months in the development, the new Hive Hub in Cranbrook finally opened it's doors to the public and welcomes not only people who want to share the beautiful space to co-work or have a meeting, grab a coffee or a little glass of something and a bit to eat....it's also the new home of Grierson Galleries and of course, my glass art!! I couldn't be more excited!!
New exhibition on now!
It's important to keep learning new skills and find opportunities for growth, so I try to attend at least one masterclass a year with a world-class glass artist. This September I was so excited to join Angela Jarman at her studio in Hertfordshire for a 3 day 'lost wax' casting course.
I have a fascination with trees so was thrilled to learn a way of capturing bark, branches and giant thistle heads!
Check out Angela's work here
New Workshop Dates
Now available for 2020
Please see the course schedules page
My popular beginners glass fusing workshops are filling up fast, so if you want to book, please get in touch soon!
If you received a voucher for Xmas then just drop me a line and we can get you booked in - start your year off with some creativity!
A first... designing Awards trophies!
Last year I had a fabulous commission to design and make the awards for the Print Solutions Awards held in November at the Café de Paris in London. Working with my client from Earth Island Publishing, I put together a set of 17 trophies that stood together as one large installation of totems, but were all individual and a piece of art in their own right. It was great to get the feedback that everyone loved their totems and that my clients were thrilled with how I'd captured the essence of their theme, which was 'film noir'.
If you have an awards event coming up in 2020 and would like bespoke awards for your winners, then just get in touch to discuss - I'd love to do more of this work.
New apprentice Chester arrives in time for the Christmas rush
As ever the few weeks before Christmas are always busy, so we decided to bite the bullet and employ another helper - meet Chester our new apprentice!
So far Chester has shown a particular interest in recycling, admin (well, eating stationery) and also helping to load the dishwasher after tea break.
I had forgotten (as it's 7 years since Harvey was an apprentice), just how many nap-breaks they take! I'm sure he will need less naps and do more work before we know it though ;0)