What a Rush!
Moving House, Moving Schools, Building 2 glass studios. Raising 2 kids singlehandedly.
It’s easy to say the past 9 months have been intense in the most incredible way.
Lockdown hit a week after we moved house.
I honestly can say I enjoyed the time with my children. It reconnected us in a way I had not anticipated.
Slowly pieces of glass equipment began arriving over the months that followed.
The separation from the world meant I felt I had time to be prepared for the hot glass studio.
Running a busy day to day life.
Two young kids and a small business to run it can be challenging.
Throw into the mix house hunting and building a studio and you have a slow process.
With the thrill of maxing the target with the kickstarter fund raiser the new challenge that I faced was finding a place to create the studio.
The set up is quite simple and will be set up at home. My biggest hurdle has been to find a house that has a garage. No easy feat when you want to move to Derry, my home...
We did it!
On Monday the 11th of November around 7 pm we smashed the target of raising £12,000 on Kickstarter.
So, what does that mean.
In a Nutshell that means that soon there will be a new hot glassblowing facility in the Northwest of Ireland.
It takes a few months to get these things up and running and lots of careful planning.
But it is going to happen and it can't come soon enough for me.
Now the latest news is that those incredibly generous people who pledged for glass goods will be receiving their glass in the coming...
It all comes down to this time.
The next 40 days are going to shine a light on what I offer here in this small corner of the world in Northern Ireland.
With its dwindling breastfeeding rates and lack of resources to support women in their most vulnerable time..Postpartum and scared.
My mission is to use my art to raise awareness around Breastfeeding here.
Shine a light on the magic of what our incredible bodies can do.
I want to celebrate the beauty of the...
I've had this idea for months, maybe even years now about raising funds to open a small hot glass studio of my own to make the glass.
I suppose up until now most people will have assumed I already have a workshop of my own.
But alas I do not.
The truth is, if this campaign does not work then I have to stop making glass.
(Shaping the hot glass)
Since 1998 it has been my dream to build my own hot glass studio, but I honestly never really saw this as a possibility until...