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Kiln Cast Glass

February 21, 2012

These open cast glass platters came out of a series of experiments with kiln casting on sand. I wanted to use recycled glass to create my own forms inspired by some of my treasures from beach combing. So with sea-glass and tiny shells in mind I started testing combinations of silica sands as a casting […]

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February 20, 2012

These images show some of my favourite pit-fired pieces which I have kept in my own collection. Pit-firing is a wonderful process for me because it is deeply connected to my environment and the seasons. The process starts with gathering materials for the combustible nest which fumes each vessel. I walk the beach to harvest […]

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Tree Mural: ‘Planted by Rivers of Water’

February 19, 2012

This was a project I did with a church on a community retreat weekend in Newcastle, Co. Down. The group had taken the theme for the weekend from the Bible verse in Psalm 1 which speaks of a person being like a ‘tree, planted by rivers of water’. I interpret this metaphor as an image […]

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February 19, 2012

Tomorrow I start a paper-making course at my son’s school. It has been a little while since I have taught it so I am giving myself a little refresher tonight. I went through all my mold and deckle sets and tightened up the mesh on the small molds. I checked the blenders to see that […]

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