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"Breastbowl & Kindestcup"

"Breastbowl & Kindestcup"

Mel believed in my skills and passion for lactation and glass and offered me the chance to revisit glass in a whole new way. 


"BIG GLASS BREASTS"

"BIG GLASS BREASTS"

I am a Glassblower, a Cuidiu Breastfeeding Counsellor and a Doula based in Northern Ireland. In May 31st - June 15th 2019 I will be exhibiting three large glass breasts infused with human milk at the 'Inspired' exhibition, hosted at London Glassblowing gallery.  In September 2017 I asked a small group of mothers attending my breastfeeding support group if they would be willing to offer me a small bag of milk each so I could experiment with the milk in the hot glass studio.  Initially I thought they would be a little put off by the idea of their precious...


"Pendant making.. Its not as easy as you may think."

Helen Hancock

"Pendant making.. Its not as easy as you may think."

"One of the trickiest techniques I have worked on recently was making human milk glass pendants. 

Unlike your standard glass pendant, these must contain human milk. 

Human milk is a complex liquid to work with as it is a liquid, its organic and each one is different." 


"Mothers Day"

Helen Hancock

"Mothers Day"
"I'm thankful for homework club when each child gets a few hours in the afternoon with me all to themselves. Its a special time and I know as they grow older that time spent together like this will change."

"Lactation Learning"

Helen Hancock

"Lactation Learning"

"Helen has been an amazing support this past 8 months. She reached out to me after I posted on Letterkenny babies looking for help. I didn't have a clue what I was doing and I was very close to giving up. Her advice and encouragement was amazing and only for her I'm still feeding my wee man 8 months in. She helped me to understand that everything I was experiencing was totally normal and has a wealth of knowledge on all the little growth spurts and times when my son needed me more than usual. Even now, if I have...

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