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Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts

I forgot to tell you that I’ve moved into Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts. I taught an amusing fusing taster on Saturday where I showed people to make fused glass snowflakes, it was fun! More in the new year, in the meantime, a fuzzy picture of things I’m working on.

Neon with Richard Wheater

Neon with Richard Wheater

Richard Wheater came into the ECA glass studio to do a neon demo, and as a recently graduated student I was lucky enough to be able to participate! It was exciting, and we got to bombard things with electricity and flame work with a ribbon burner.

More Black Cameras

More Black Cameras

I was invited to show at the New Ashgate Gallery in their Autumn Crafts Collection, so I made a few more of the black cameras, which seemed to be the most interesting to people at New Designers. It was really lovely to get back into the studio.

New Designers

New Designers

New Designers was overwhelming, the show was huge, and there was so much interesting so see, even though I barely spent any time away from the booth. I guess I could say more, but here’s a picture.

I made quite a few contacts that I hope will be useful in the future, and have been invited to show in a few exhibitions in the upcoming months, so, maybe it would be valuable to try to come again next year as part of One Year On.

Concrete Casting with Harry

Concrete Casting with Harry

Since Harry’s been working with concrete, and I just went to the demo at Minto House, but haven’t really tried it myself yet, he helped me cast a base for the perspective engraving piece today. It’s snowcrete, so it will be white, made of 3 parts white stone, 2 parts play pit sand and one part snowcrete. The mould was made of 1mm vacuum forming plastic, and the glue that you use to hold it together is magical. We re-enforced the mould with plaster, just in case.