Thursday, 31 March 2011

Screen Printing on Glass Workshop

I had a fantastic day recently, visiting Rachel Elliott Glassworks in Edinburgh. I travelled down to Edinburgh the evening before, Rachel came to meet me at the hotel and we headed in to town for something to eat. She even gave me a small guided tour of the City. Edinburgh Castle was beautifully lit against the dark night sky and then on to the Indian restaurant. A delicious meal too! I thoroughly enjoyed my screen printing course at Rachel's studio. We caught up on business stuff and covered quite a bit of glass stuff too. These were the designs I made on to glass. They had not been cleaned at this point: Washing the paint from the screen:

I loved all the designs, but particularly like the skulls (below) and made this one in to a coaster:

Thank you to Rachel for being a perfect host and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it past far too quickly. I headed back home the same day, so a flying visit. Hopefully next time I travel to Edinburgh, it will be a little longer to take in some of the sites by day.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Charity Auction for Japan

Mel Poxon of Kookie Designs has once again organised a charity auction, with proceeds going to Japan via Oxfam.

She has some fantastic artists' work featured in the auction, ranging from lampwork beads to Japanese textiles. I am offering the Swirly Heart Hanger (above) for auction. Here are some of my favourites and can see myself bidding on them:
Rainbow in my Heart - Joy Funnel (above) Tangled Heart - Lush Lampwork (above)

Poppy Heart - Moogin (above)

As you can see some beautiful pieces of art. Please by Kookie Designs as there are a lot more on offer.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Getting Ready for Mother's Day

As Mother's Day will soon be on us, I have been busy beavering away in the studio building up stock of glass gifts. You can find these heart gifts available on my website.

Window Hangers (above)

Glass Love Token (above)
Unfortunately, I will be away for Mother's Day, I will be exhibiting at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate. Hopefully the hubby will remember!

Plans are underway for the British Craft Trade Fair; stock being made and new designs on the drawing board. Looking forward to the fair and catching up with other exhibitors, but not the long drive.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Young Business of the Year Award

I attended the Highland Business Women's Club Awards Ceremony on Friday night at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness. It was a fantastic night and a beautiful hotel.

I've been a member of the Business Women's Club for a short time and was pleased to be shortlisted and nominated for four categories; Enterprising Business of the Year, Young Business of the Year, Businesswomen of the Year and Member of the Year.

The great news is that I was lucky enough to win Young Business of the Year. I was absolutely thrilled! Another surprise was winning one nights accommodation at the Kingsmills Hotel and Spa in Inverness. A real bonus!

The Club also commissioned me to make all the Awards, here they are:

And here is the Award I won:
The awards incorporated dark and light blues (from their logo), the three triangles and on the right of the Award is the Highlands map in bas relief. I used a technique called kiln-carving for this map, by using fibre paper under the glass and firing, it creates an indentation.
The award I won was sponsored by Moray Firth Radio and Nicky Marr (Breakfast Presenter) was compere for the evening. She was great and very funny.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx