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Connemara Waves - All Along the Wild Atlantic Way

I’ve finished another large fused glass wall panel. Entitled ‘Waves of Connemara’, this panel - at 600 x 900mm (24” x 36” approx) - represents the largest single piece of glass our biggest kiln can accommodate. It is the third in a series under this name, each different but having in common the notion that both the ocean and the rolling landscape possess a sense of being in constant wave-like motion. Finishing the piece made me think about another form of waving – encountered routinely in Connemara – the simple greeting between fellow travellers on our roads. There appears to be an unwritten, local rule of the road requiring each traveller to acknowledge the presence of the other - just...

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Spring Colours 2015 - 50 shades of blue (glass)!

  Can you feel Winter slowly slipping away?  We can!  With Spring in the air, we are looking to the latest colour trends.We've been keeping an eye on Pantone's colour predictions for 2015, and are so excited by the range of soft blues for Spring.   "This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months. “Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we...

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