Friday, 28 May 2010

Preview Night at Coast Art Festival

I attended the Preview Night at Coast Fine Art Exhibition tonight. It's been a very stressful day, trying to get everything organised and the standoffs fitted to take all my glass wall panels. I left the setting up at 5pm, drove home, had a very quick tea, printed price tags, showered and left at 7pm - LATE (as usual).
I arrived to a full house - visitors were everywhere and I still had all my glass panels to hang into the standoffs. Talk about feeling stressed!! However, it didn't take long and I soon calmed down after a nice glass of wine.

One of my favourite pieces (above)

We were even visited by the Press - a trio of very funny chaps from Deptford?? I didn't get around to asking what they were doing way up north. But they informed me that my digital camera was crap, and what I needed was a "Chad Camera" (courtesy of Chad Valley) - they were really funny guys - whoever they were!!

Anyway, it was a fab night, and to top it all, I sold two glass sculptures - woo hoo.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

COAST Art Festival

I will be exhibiting at the Coast Fine Art Exhibition this weekend. The exhibition takes place in the Macduff Town Hall, nr Banff. You will be able to see some of the new pieces (above) on display as well as a small amount of my unusual jewellery.

I really looking forward to this weekend and have been preparing for it for a few weeks now. Even with a larger kiln, there is still never enough time in the week!!

I also haven't posted for some time, largely due to the fact that I'm so busy right now - preparing for this event, creating work for Boath House in Nairn and The Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside. Boath House and Craigellachie Hotel will be displaying my work - and is available to purchase. I will be visiting these venues next week to drop off my work.

If you live near Banff, do pop by to see my work at Macduff Town Hall - there are also lots of other activities going on, check out the Coast website.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Antique Lantern - Renovation Project

I am currently working on a renovation project - an antique gas lantern from a local hotel. It is no longer gas, of course, but is used as a main light outside the entrance of the hotel. It is completely covered in thick lead paint, which is an absolutely nightmare to remove. It's a shame that such details are covered in thick black paint.

The lantern is copper and brass, but leaving is exposed means a lot of cleaning. It's been enjoyable stripping the lantern, just to see what lay beneath. Here are some more photos of the lantern, this is the beginning of the project, so will update as I go along.

Above - thick lead paint covering copper details

Above - door to access the light

Above - very deocrative

Above - these glass panels need to be replaced. They are all broken/missing
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx