Monday, 20 June 2011

Butterflies and Blossom

Here are my new lanterns in 
Butterflies or Blossom with Bunting designs.
Perfect for al fresco dining, summer parties, and camping. They would also look stunning as a wedding decoration. 

Here are a few more butterfly and blossom bits and bobs i love.

from littlebirdy designs

from pants and paper

from katy ray

from lolas room

Thursday, 19 May 2011

A little blog about bunting - Part 2

I hope you all enjoyed part 1 of my bunting blog.So here in part two I will show a few lovely bunting inspired products form other designers.

From Edamay

From Dots and Spots

From Cassia Beck photography

From Ticketty Boo

From Hey Babe Studio

Thank you for looking in, and please do take a look at these other designers.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

A little blog about bunting - Part 1

As a May offer I am offering 15% off all my handmade glass bunting, so I thought a would make a little bunting blog. 

Part 1 will show you how I make my glass bunting, and part 2 will show a few lovely bunting inspired products form other designers.

I start by selecting my sheets of coloured glass. I use pretty colours,at the moment I just love this fresh Apple Green and soft Petal Pink. I cut them into small triangles using a small hand held glass cutter.

I lay one glass triangles on top of another and fire them in my glass kiln.I add small handmade metal hooks for hanging.

I then apply my polka dot, striped and florals patterns and text. This are made from personally designed screen printed glass enamel tranfers.These are then again placed into the kiln and fired on.

Finally the edges of the glass are smoothed by hand and the flags are then strung together. 

Thank you for reading my bunting blog, part two will follow soon.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Welcome to my first every blog.

I thought I would start by introducing myself and showing you my glass studio. 

I am Wendy Jeavons and I make handmade fused glass from my studio Red Brick Glass on the Dorset coast.I live with my husband and three children.

I gained a 1st class honours degree in Glass and Architectural Glass from Edinburgh College of Art in 2000. I then set up my studio with support from the Crafts Council's Setting Up Scheme. I returned to glass last year after taking  a few year of to have my children.

I use kiln formed glass techniques to create my work. Elements such as sheet glass, granules, rods and enamel transfers are fused together in the glass kiln.I use beautiful glass colours, petal pinks, sage greens, duck egg blue and cherry red and incorporate screen-printed designs in pretty florals, fun polka dots and stripes.