Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WOYWW...Wow!

Look! look! look! Look what arrived in the post yesterday. I'm so excited I could squeal.

It's the pieces of glass I made on my glass blowing day at Martin Andrews studio in Stourbridge.

We have a slightly eccentric bowl with a slightly ancient Roman feel to it, a pretty blue and green paperweight and some Andy Goldsworthy-esque bobbles. Skill level is very low indeed but delight in my achievement soars off the scale. In the eye of this beholder that is the sweetest little bowl there ever was -  and if you tap it, it 'tings' as proper crystal should. The bobbly things are the best - I probably love them most of all, these wobbly miniature statues.

I'm going to lie some papers down in a windy place and use my paperweight right now - just for the joy of it.

When I've got over the excitement of my pieces of glass I shall go over to Julia's and see what other craft people have been getting up to on the WOYWW. Well worth a visit.

15 comments:

Wipso said...

Wow indeed. They are really gorgeous. Well done you.
A x

her at home said...

I sahre your pride they look fantastic!!! Clever you!! Are you going back for more now you have the taste and will the glamourous assistant have to build a Glass Furnace in the garden?

rachel said...

Aren't you having an exciting time! Who says nothing much happens in the country! Your glass certainly doesn't look like it was made on a very short course; no wonder you're proud of it.

Good luck with the eggs, by the way.

Tattie Weasle said...

Just adore teh bowl it looks so wonderfully holdable!

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Who's a clever mountainear then?

Twiglet said...

WOW wow WOW - Oh I absolutely love them! Clever you. Yes I would be doing the same - rushing round looking for paper to weigh down lol.
oh dear word verif....
shet ophl

Kirsty.a said...

LOve the blue glass of the paperweight. How clever!

Exmoorjane said...

Oh wow indeed! Having tried my hand at glass blowing just before Christmas, I know just how darn hard it is... I managed the thickest tumbler ever and, like you, am as proud as a mother. No-one but no-one but me is allowed to drink from it.
LOVE the Roman bowl above all....

Pondside said...

Good for you! This could be the beginning..........

Frances said...

Another WOW speeding across the Atlantic.

All your glass creations are marvelous. Wonderful to look at, and how I wish we could actually pick them up, feel the weight, see the light refracted from different directions.

Please do more...and show them to us. xo

Preseli Mags said...

Absolutely wow! I was wondering if you'd had your glass work and here it is. And it 'tings' too. The skill level looks pretty darn good to me. What fabulous things to have made.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

How fabulous ! There's no end to your talents !!
Glassmaking always seems like alchemy , quite magical . All your pieces are gorgeous and you're quite right to glow with pride!

Nikki-ann said...

Absolutely wonderful! There are very good for a first go, more than very good... no wonder you're so pleased with them.

Mopsa said...

That bowl makes me want to rush off to my nearest glass blowing class right now.

BumbleVee said...

I love the colour of your magnificent paperweight...and the little bobble guys look like they could be tiny snowmama and snowbaby...
It is exciting when we attempt a new thing and it works out so well...good for you!