Saturday, 28 November 2009

Recent Firings

It's been a while since my last post, so I thought I would let you see what I've been making. This firing was a mixture of experimental things and some items for fairs. It's all very colourful.

I have the kiln programmed for a firing tonight - I raided the local pub for some bottles and will be making cheeseboards. These have proved very popular lately - a good christmas gift - a great idea to give to someone who has everything!

I will be at Delgatie Castle in Turriff tomorrow from 10am - 4pm. The castle is holding it's annual Victorian Christmas Fair.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Saturday, 14 November 2009

A Tidy Studio

Have some units in my studio now and everything is tidy (for now). As time goes on, it will not continue to look like this!!

Hubby has been working very hard lately to get my studio finished and units installed - so a big thanks to him. He's yet to install some units opposite so I will have plenty of workspace. One side will house my cold working tools/machines and the other space is for all my cutting and making. It all sounds very organised - one tries!!!

Here's my latest tool - a work station to hold my drill. I will now be able to make holes in glass. I have just ordered some clock movements, so will now be able to experiment with clocks.

I have so many ideas - never enough hours though.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

We've been having some weird weather lately - one minute it's sunny and mild, the next day it's -4. I was waiting for a friend to visit last week and looked out of the window and saw this amazing double full rainbow. I fetched my camera and took these colourful shots. It was so pretty.

"I love the rainbow with its shades of blue and green

I love the way the rainbow tells itself to you

I love the way the rainbow lights up the sunny sky

I love the way the rainbow tells the truths that are a lie

I love the rainbow with its every brightly coloured shade

I love the way the rainbow lights up a sunny day"

A poem by Paula Glynn

Hope you enjoyed that

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Monday, 9 November 2009

Bring Your Own Bottle

I decided to slump a batch of bottles as my first firing - just in case anything disastrous happened and didn't want to ruin my fusing glass.

But as it happened, everything turned out great. Now I have some nice bottles to sell as cheeseboards/platters. I have slumped a few in my small kiln, but could only make one at a time (I did say it was a small kiln!!) - which is not cost effective or efficient. However, each one I made sold really quickly so there is definitely a demand for them. People like them because they are quirky.

I'm now experimenting with the items and having lots of fun.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Cupcakes - Baking Day

We had our first baking day last weekend - and made these yummy cupcakes. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself. She even has her own apron:

She helped mixing the ingredients and putting it onto the cake cases:

When I said she could lick the bowl - she took it literally:
She even enjoyed the washing up - she's going to be a domestic goddess, me thinks!!
And the cupcakes tasted scrummy!!
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Kiln - Up and Running

At last - my kiln has now been connected and it's all systems GO!!

I have done my test fire - this was to check that the program unit is working correctly, I then had to fire the kiln empty - to settle the kiln.

Now, I have some test pieces in the kiln on full fire and these will be ready tomorrow.

I went into my studio today and was sweating - the kiln generates so much heat!!

I will be busy now creating new pieces for the Spring Trade Show at the SECC, Glasgow (January 2010).
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx