With the newest (not new to many of us) phenomenon to sweep the world being Breastmilk Keepsakes. I’ve observed many sneers, snide remarks, faces of disgust and eye rolls.
I have also witnessed absolute joy, tears and so much healing from this work.
So lets discuss what this work represents.
Most creatives who make breastmilk keepsakes are doing so from a place of passion around lactation. The work of course is profitable but it also so rewarding in that we offer something we fully relate to as being so special and also challenging....
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...
The tingles are still real from raising all that money for my workshop.
Its been a rollercoaster of a time since.
Ordering the furnace and kiln and getting the bench and marver custom made. These are all the things I have been so excited about and so many people have congratulated me on the success of the kickstarter.
(Minimelt, glass furnace)
The next few months are going to lay out a little like this.
Firstly I don't have a shed or garage to house the equipment. I have been trying to find...
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...