Yes, I know if looks a mess but, trust me, it's going to be totally fabulous.
That 6'1" beardy bloke at the end of the room is my lovely husband, Carl. He is doing practically all the work, such as putting up the ceiling, walls, installing windows etc. He's my hairy hero ;-)
Anyway, there is currently a little staircase to the right of him which will be removed to make way for the toilet facilities. There is a small window just behind his left shoulder (currently boarded up) which looks out over the skipyard behind us. Moving forward from there will be a small kitchen area so I can provide lunch for my students. This will be where the first window is on the right.
Then we'll have a lovely woodburner on the left where that red space heater is.
The rest of the space will be taken up by workbenches, a kiln and storage for tools and loads of gorgeous glass.
If all goes to plan there will also be a small area to display assorted stained glass pieces and a space to showcase other crafts.
We're aiming for it to be ready in time for the 26th May workshop.
Suncatchers, hearts & flowers - 3rd February 2018
Stained glass mosaics - 17th February 2018
Beautiful bunting & magical mobiles - 10th March 2018
Stained glass mosaics - 17th March 2018
Stunning Suncatchers - 31st March 2018
2-day Leaded Panels - 28th & 29th April 2018
Funky tealight holders - 19th May 2018
Stunning suncatchers - 9th June 2018
Magical Mobiles - 14th July 2018
Beautiful bunting & magical mobiles - 18th August 2018
2-day Leaded Panels - 15th & 16th September 2018
More dates will be added soon.
I love Sir David Attenborough, and let's face it, who doesn't? I have grown up watching his captivating documentaries. Now I have started making a few pieces inspired by The Blue Planet II.
I am so excited to be able to tell you that plans are now underway for converting the space above my husband's workshop in Bideford into a purpose built creative space for stained glass as well as a variety of other arty & crafty workshops.
It's an old Victorian warehouse with great potential, however, it does need dividing up and having a few facilities such as lighting and heating installed.
Once it's completed, it is my intention to run regular 2-hour evening classes to enable students to complete more ambitious projects. With my entire selection of glass and materials to hand there will be a much greater choice than presently, where materials I need for classes in Umberleigh have to be loaded into a small car.
I already have quite a few stained glass classes scheduled for 2018.
If all goes to plan I'm hoping the warehouse space will be ready by May. Watch this space!