So, you guys n gals know how much I love glass work of all kinds. Well, this week’s Worldwide Wednesday revisits my love of this and the work of New Zealand born glass sculptor, Ben Young.
For this week’s Worldwide Wednesday we are heading back to America, this time to Washington, D.C to meet a man that has worked around the world in a variety of creative genres.
Never have I been more excited than when I was put in touch with glass blowing artist, KT Yun. This chance opportunity led to an exclusive interview just for my little old blog :)
KT Yun is one of the talented craftspeople who has created the beautiful pieces of artwork in the new print advertising campaign for KETTLE® Chips which celebrates the care and attention taken to create the nation’s favourite hand cooked crisps.
KT is originally from the Scottish Highlands near Loch Ness and studied a National Diploma in Design in Carlisle before eventually relocating to the South of England to study Glass Art at UCA Farnham. KT now lives and works on the Somerset/Wiltshire border where she runs a glass studio and also creates products for other glass artists to use.
Following my initial gushy silliness at talking to such an accomplished glass artist I actually got around to nervously asking KT some questions.
Ok, so you’ve probably heard me waffle on about glass working being a dream of mine. Indeed I’ve shared some dabblings on this blog in the past.
Just recently though I’ve had a right hankering to take it further. So I did!
Here’s a little (and by little I mean goes on forever) post about the best time in my life, ever! You might want to get a comfy seat and a cup of tea (and some ear plugs).
Some time ago I mentioned about making microwave fused glass cabochons and promised to write a blog post about the tools and the process.
Well, as it’s Sunday and we’ve got the time to sit back with a cup of tea I thought that it would be the perfect opportunity for a lengthier blog post about this awesome technique.
Are we all sitting comfortably? Then I will begin…
For a long time now I have wanted to have a go at making my own glass beads. Well, recently I bit the bullet, lit the flame and got stuck in. To say that I am hooked is a definite understatement.
Here is a quick look at the tools that I used, the process that I went through and the results that I achieved.