Archives For Glass Crafts

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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…

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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.

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