Christmas Day

Most people have their Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day, but for the past three years we have been having them on Christmas Eve. As my son Simon was coming to Durban I decided to cook a leg of lamb as he expressed the wish to have this dish.i was only too pleased as I am …

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My experience

When I was making pottery, I wanted to learn from the best, I needed to take classes where we had a full programme of learning and doing, so instead of just taking one day a week, the courses I undertook were for a week hands on learning. I felt it was a thorough instruction. I …

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First blog of 2015

The new year We’ve had the first market of the year at Shongweni, it was quite a lovely day, with quite a large number of visitors. The weather was just right, although when I got up at 04.30 I was not sure how to dress. Was it going to be dull and windy or just …

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Visit to a wonderful glass blower

Today I had the most wonderful experience. I went to visit a self taught glass blower. I had visited glass blowers in various locations in the US and saw their set-up, but I was blown over when Guido said he had made his own kilns and instruments, e.g. Jacks, colours and puntys. He demonstrated blowing …

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Out of time

I just can’t believe I have not kept up my blog. I promised myself when I started this blog I would regularly keep it up. I have been so on the move. I started and finished a large mosaic mirror and I have also joined another market, the iHeart market which is held on the …

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Sabbatical

IHave been attending the Saturday farmers market for the past nine months. Even though I have to be up at 4.30am to be at the market by 6am I got used to it. I have now decided I needed a short break to be able to concentrate on more memorable glass work. I found the …

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New venue to discover

My friend John Wilson invited me for lunch this Sunday. Quite o few of the normal restaurants close on Sunday so he asked me to find a venue that would be open. I went with a friend a couple of weeks ago on a Monday to go out for lunch. I unfortunately some venues close …

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My memorium beads

I had thought of making a bead and including my husbands ashes, but I had never got around to it, until a lady came to see me at the market where I show my glass work every Saturday. She wanted me to make a bead to include her husbands ashes, which I duly did. My …

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Good day at market

One never knows how the day will turn out. I get up at 4.30am to be at the market to set up my table with the help of my friend John Wilson who is a stalwart in being there at 6am to put up my gazebo. Well having set up my table I sit and …

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