Landing in London on the 29th of May with my best friend in tow. Leaving my kids with friends for 3 days and hoping they are fine as this is the first time I have ever gone so far from them. A plane ride away. I felt anxious for a few reasons , but mainly I was concerned about leaving my kids. Not because the people who were caring for them were not able or willing. But because that's how the mommy guilt is.. You worry. All was fine. I hadn't been in Central London since 1997. So it had...
Mel believed in my skills and passion for lactation and glass and offered me the chance to revisit glass in a whole new way.
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...
"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."