Titania & Bottom . Edwin Landseer 1848

Hi there,

We’re planning a mellow midsummer at The Fusing Ideas Studio after the rush of the last 3 weeks. And I can say for sure, that I won’t be off to Stonehenge to dance around the stones this weekend; ‘though I might watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream again!

Actually I have a workshop on Saturday morning which is much more fun; I’m delighted to welcome a returning ‘student’ plus 2 friends.


Workshop base

New Facilities

Most exciting is the coming together of my cold working ‘shed’!  The base is down thanks to the ‘boys’ doing a sterling job while I was away and the ‘shed’ is being painted ready to assemble on Monday.  Then its all hands on deck to move the equipment – sandblaster, grinder, saw, etc – into its’ new home.
What this means for you is; in future I can offer extended courses to include cold working of your glass.
And I’ll be doing more cold working myself too, as I’ll be able to access the tools much more easily.

The Simpsons Movie


I’m a happy bunny!




I’m currently planning course dates for September to December to include Christmas Workshops – as many as I can squeeze in for the weekends between shows.  As always, please contact me if you would like to book weekdays as I don’t usually put these dates online and I can be quite flexible Monday to Friday.
And I’m wondering about evenings over the summer too?

There are still places on my workshops for mid July to August – details and to buy.

Upcoming Events

I’ll be exhibiting at The Willow Gallery in Oswestry for their Summer Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Saturday 21st July to 8th September, along side superb Shropshire Guild artists and craftsmen. If you like the unique and original then this is a show for you.

Immediately followed by  Herefordshire Art Week, a well established annual art trail that runs right across our county neighbour, from Saturday September 8th through to Sunday 16th.
Find me at Aardvark Books, venue 102 in the north and at The Trumpet  Corner Tea Rooms & Gallery, venue 10 in the south.
h.Art is the perfect opportunity to explore the world of original works of art and craft in beautiful settings.

and finally……

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warmest wishes                         jill




Frances Gardiner · 21/06/2018 at 7:17 pm

I’m one of the people coming to the workshop on Saturday. First time I’ve ever done anything like this and really looking forward to it. See you Saturday, Jill.

Jill · 21/06/2018 at 9:17 pm

Hi Frances, I shall look forward to meeting you and helping you all make some lovely glass. Only 2 days away. Best wishes.

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