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Art / Re: Hedgehogs
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:16:29 PM »

Art / Re: Hedgehogs
« on: September 21, 2012, 07:45:53 PM »
A little video from today's cutting session, this one is of the glass hares.

Art / Re: Hedgehogs
« on: September 20, 2012, 07:11:03 PM »
Thanks everyone, I have just 5 days to crowdfund the project, so if anyone does want to place an order, please visit the project website here -

Art / Re: Hedgehogs
« on: September 18, 2012, 06:33:21 PM »
Thanks, they will be available for sale in my Etsy shop after the crowdfunding ends, but for the next week they are only available to order through there.

Art / Re: Hedgehogs
« on: September 18, 2012, 06:27:44 PM »
Thanks Larissa, I'm about to do an installation of them in Manchester, UK, so have rather a lot of ideas for them!

They are small too, measuring, Height - 50mm / 2 inches, Width - 70mm / 2 3/4 inches , Depth - 10mm / 3/8 inch

Art / Hedgehogs
« on: September 18, 2012, 06:17:56 PM »
I wanted to share images of my new glass hedgehogs, with screen-printed designs.

I've been up all night editing pics, so please excuse any mistakes!

Just Life / Re: What do you look like?
« on: September 16, 2012, 09:35:35 AM »
There's a picture of me polishing glass here -

Hi there, apologies if this if the wrong place to put this.... 

I'm a glass artist up in Edinburgh and one of the things I work with is water-jet cutting glass into animals (so far I've done hares and foxes) with my next creature being a hedgehog.

My project is to install several hundred glass hedgehogs into the Manchester Craft & Design Centre.  This is a huge amount of work and cost so I have launched a page on a crowdfunding website to raise the money needed to cut the glass.

I'm looking for help with this and in exchange, every pledge from GBP£5 upwards can choose from a number of rewards, including their own glass hedgehog sent to them (International shipping is included in the price!)

The deadline to raise the money is only in 10 days time and if the goal isn't reached then no money will be taken from backers, no rewards will be given and the installation will be greatly reduced in size.

Please check it out and share with any interested parties -

Many thanks,

Rachel x

Introduce Yourself / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: September 16, 2012, 07:45:06 AM »
Hello Everyone,

I came back, after 2 years away, destracted by other things, mainly running a business and Etsy shop etc.

Anyway, I can usually only concentrate on one forum at a time, so please bear with me if I disappear again over the busy run up to Christmas!

Oh, yeah for those who don't know, I'm a glass artist, specialising in kiln-formed glass, based in Edinburgh, Scotland!

Rachel x

Introduce Yourself / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: March 27, 2011, 06:49:36 PM »
(Peeks round the door)

Um, so I guess I should re-introduce myself as i have no idea when the last time I logged in was!


My name is Rachel and I'm a full time glass artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

I have been crazy busy over the last few months making my biggest piece yet, a 175cm tall glass hare, who has just been installed in Perth Museum and will be there till Christmas time.

Anyway, thought i'd gingerly try and get back into my forums as i've missed the contact from the outside world!

Jewelry / Re: Flameworked Glass Pendants
« on: July 03, 2010, 07:33:49 PM »
Oh Teresa, it really isn't, it's taken on one of my white jewelry busts lying on my front wall with the cat trying to bat them off!  It was a nice sunny day so I did quite a few shots to take advantage of it!

Jewelry / Re: Flameworked Glass Pendants
« on: July 03, 2010, 05:25:25 AM »
Thanks everyone, there's a few in this section now -

Jewelry / Flameworked Glass Pendants
« on: July 02, 2010, 02:27:19 PM »
Hi guys, been a bit quiet lately due to being manic busy in the studio, which is good!

Thought I'd list some new things on Etsy so here's a sneak preview of what's coming up in the next few days...

Business Tips and Help / Re: Do you have an iPhone or a Droid?
« on: June 30, 2010, 04:16:12 AM »
I love the idea of the Square but it's not available over in the UK yet.  I'm toying witht the idea of getting a smartphone for card payments at fairs etc.

Creative Creations / Re: Been a Bit Quiet...
« on: May 31, 2010, 10:29:13 AM »
He he, thanks matey, I used abour 4 different blues and clear in the Police Boxes as the ones in Edinburgh are quite a specific colour which I think I got with a mixture of copper blue and steel blue, though don't ask me which one it is in the picture!

Okies, so I love the space invaders too, but quick question, do you think I should colour in their eyes black?  They are indented and I'm just not sure whether I should or not, I'm also being a bit dense as to which colours to use as presumably it would of been very basic ones in the beginning, I can't remember my DOS versions colours!

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