Friday, 30 April 2010

Exhibition at Strathisla Distillery

I am a member of Speyside Artisans, a group of like minded people working and living in Speyside. We are currently exhibiting at Strathisla Distillery during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. We are dotted around the distillery rooms and they are absolutely beautiful, the setting for the distillery is so pretty - as you can see from the photo above.

Sally Williams, Ewe Can Too - demonstrating spinning (above)

A selection of all our arts

Lindsay Watt, Architectural Ceramics (above)
Lindsay creates wonderful ceramic pieces and she is currently working on a Strathisla Distllery project. As you can see from above, it's in its infancy, but will be working on this over the next four days whilst the group are at Strathisla Distillery. I will keep you updated of her project.
Please come along - you can have a wonderful distillery tour, a free dram, and look around all our lovely arts.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Thursday, 29 April 2010

PMC Tips - Blog Giveaway

Nicola over at PMC Tips is running a great blog giveaway. Although you'll have to be extra quick as it finishes tomorrow.

You could win one of the above silver clay charms, plus an extra surprise.

You should also check out her work, it's fabulous.

Good luck, Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Aviemore Trade Show

I will be exhibiting at Aviemore Trade Show this weekend. The event is trade only and opens on Sunday 25 April - Tuesday 27 April.

This show is a chance for buyers to meet Scottish makers from the art, craft and gift sectors. This is the only show that guarantees all things Scottish.

Jim Mather MSP will be attending the show on Monday, where he will be presenting the exhibitor awards.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I spent quite some time preparing for the British Craft Show in Harrogate, then took a couple of days off (to re-energise and spend time with my daughter) and have been busy making orders and stock for this show. So I have been busy.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Friday, 9 April 2010

And the Winner is....

I'm pleased to say that Daisie won my blog giveaway.
Thank you for all your comments and popping by, I will run another blog giveaway soon - watch this space!
I haven't been blogging much of late as I have been busy getting ready for the British Craft Trade Show - this weekend in Harrogate. Hubby has been extremely busy making wood plinths to show off all my colourful glass pieces, so can't wait to use the displays now.
I will update you regarding Harrogate on my return.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Have a look at this video - it's really funny, typical Cadbury Creme Egg clip: - It's really annoying that YouTube do not allow you to paste the video directly into your blog - they have removed this facility.

I can't remember seeing this clip before - I think all of them are so funny. Did you know that it is the Cadbury Creme Egg Season - it finishes today.

I'm just getting around to organising an Easter egg hunt for my daughter - inside though as there is far too much snow (STILL) and it's raining.

Happy Easter Everyone
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Experimenting - Powder Frit

Hooray, got our electricity back after the best part of two days without. No phones, no tv, no emails - it was quite peaceful in fact! Although we had to go out today to get a decent meal inside us - there's only so many cans of beans you can eat - cooked on a camping stove.

Anyway, back to work - I was really worried last night when the electricity went off as the kiln was in the process of firing, well, just cooling. I ended up turning the kiln off as the electricity was on/off for an hour or so and was concerned about my programmer. Luckily all my pieces were intact with no problems. I was experimenting with some items - the one you see above was the most stunning, colour-wise. I need to tweak it as it didn't turn out how I expected it to.

With all the snow laying, I thought I would have a photo shoot in the garden - it worked a treat. The colours against the stark white was truly stunning. Although difficult at times, with the glass sinking. The glass piece created wonderful reflections. I held it up in the window of my studio door - look at the stunning reflection against the wall:

Now I can see what great effects I can get, I'm looking forward to creating the final object. The pieces below are also work in progress. All being well, I will show them off when finished.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx