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How now?

Today, I am looking at a new and mooooving glass sculpture, How now?, by talented UK artist, Charlotte Hughes-Martin.

How now?, 2012, Charlotte Hughes-Martin
How now?, 2012, Charlotte Hughes-Martin

According to Charlotte, “It’s sand cast lead crystal and by far the heaviest thing I’ve ever made.”

I shared Charlotte’s work in a previous blog post when we looked at her glass milk bottles.  If you missed that blog post, CLICK HERE.  I highly recommend looking at Charlotte’s website and all of her work.  I love EVERYTHING she makes.  She has a real knack for seeing the details of her subject and then playfully incorporating those details into her pieces.

Fun Retro Coasters by Dawn Turner Designs

Today I am looking at UK artist, Dawn Turner, and her Etsy Shop, Dawn Turner Designs.   These coaster sets are so cute and colorful.  The retro look is a perfect spring season detail for the mid-century home or office.

Groovy Baby Coasters, Dawn Turner Designs on Etsy.com
Groovy Baby Coasters, Dawn Turner Designs on Etsy.com
Groovy Baby Coasters, Dawn Turner Designs on Etsy.com
Polka dot Parade Fused Glass Coasters, Dawn Turner Designs on Etsy.com
Polka dot Parade Fused Glass Coasters, Dawn Turner Designs on Etsy.com

I am a graduate of the Crafts course at Derby University; we studied traditional and contemporary practice with emphasis on sustainability.  Since graduating in 2010, I was invited to set up in a studio in Derbyshire with a group of five other designer/makers – collectively known as Shed 2 Studios – see more at www.shed2.co.uk
I am passionate about and fascinated by glass – I also enjoy working with ceramics and printing processes.

– Dawn Turner

IT IS FRIDAY!!!!

I’ve been feeling very slow and unmotivated this week.  Feeling perfectly content to do absolutely nothing.

I’m looking forward to an ACTIVE weekend with my family.

How about you?

Have fun and I’ll see you back here on Monday.

Patricia