When you have designed a new product it is great to see how it fares with customers in the real world marketplace. The recent Christmas fairs I attended presented a perfect opportunity to get feedback on several new lines.
I was inspired to make some fun, funky sculptures that combine stained glass with silver coloured charms and mounts of wood and stone and was looking forward to seeing what customers thought. Whether you like little houses and trees, boats, cats or beach huts, these new designs are sure to bring a smile to your lips – or to those of your recipient. They were certainly entertaining the customers at the shows.
Each piece is carefully cut and soldered together, mounted on a stone or wooden plinth and extra touches are added, whether a star, a heart or a fish bone on wire. Lots of the designs have a lovely piece of beautiful millefiori glass too, which is created using a similar extruding process to that used to make the seaside favourite sweet rock, and cut into small slices.
As well as selling lots of these new pieces at the events, I’ve had commissions for special individual pieces – but I can’t reveal these until after Christmas when they have been handed on to the new owners.
Another line that has amused visitors at shows is the framed picture. Why not take a look at all the cheeky owls in the Wall Art section of the Shop?