Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friends for a Cold Winter's Day

  When I return from a day out in the cold, I want to be met by something warm and cuddly.

Ya got'ta love a puppy

Wonderfully, snooze-able 

Welcome to the sun drenched African Savanna 

Our holiday is over and it is time to get rolling on fun, new things for the store. Come in and see what we are working on for Spring.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 2015 Shop Window

  With the fuss and bother of the holiday past it is business as usual.

our window displays change 15 times a year

so come out and see what is featured 

this time!

looks like warm things to me.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fused Glass - Margo Foreman

 Welcome to the New Year.  Lets have fun, share ideas and make stuff.

 My name is Margo Foreman and I am a fused glass artist and I love bright colours.

 The fused glass process starts out like stained glass where shapes are cut from flat glass pieces.  

 The first stage is heating the glass  in the kiln at 1500 degrees, the glass melts and runs together.

 The second time in the kiln the temperature is lower and so the glass softens and will take on the shape of a mould. This is also when the glass is annealed and stabilized.
 Glass is a unique medium with which to work, its molecules though appearing solid, are always in motion. Annealing is the part of the fusing process that makes glass hardy and dishwasher safe, food safe and as strong as possible. When annealing glass I keep the glass molecules in their 'happy place' (a specific temperature) for 2 hours.