Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Busy engraving week and Cambridge sales

Well I was up at 4.15am (or was it 4.30...all a blur now) to get ready and drive to the fair. Thankfully the route is generally quiet at that time and on a Sunday, I am not keen on traffic, especially with a car laden with crystal! The rain held off just long enough for us all to offload the cars but I think the customers had to deal with the rain and would have been relieved to step into the sparkly warm dreamy world of crystal and glass.
This picture shows the main antique glass hall just before the opening. There are also stands all around the walls behind me and to the sides. My stand is in the Contemporary hall which you see part of below, also just before the doors openned.

I am a bit far from the main food hall (which is probably a good thing because there is a fabulous array to choose from) but I do miss the live music at lunchtime unfortunately.

It was lovely to see so many friends and "regulars" there and I was delighted to have sold one of my pieces, "Woodland Honey" to a couple who already own a few of my other works. This little honey pot caused quite a stir, one lady came and told me she thought it was the lovliest item at the fair. I also received a commission for another one.

My crystal bowl "Serene Musing" was also a little star, litterally, as there were people photographing it! Anyway that sold to a gent who found the bamboo a reminder of where he had lived. It was a pleasure to engrave, exquisite gentle colours, very thin layers which I carved through. The beauty of something like this is that it is so unique, the bowl was hand blown by Ian McDonald .

So now it is time to catch up with orders which are piled neatly waiting for some action! Football awards, Golf club presentations and awards, a lovely Tudor crystal bowl for a wedding, got some barn owls and badgers to do that have been waiting for ages....also some interesting poetry on crystal bookends, family crests on champagne flutes...and a number of antique crystal tumblers to have a family crest...along with an old crystal doornob! (or is that doorknob??) ...well I had better stop waffling then.

Have been "gyming" at 6am too, helps me deal with it all.....

oh ....and have added a few small bits to the eBay shop

‎"My understanding of life continues to grow. I walk upon this planet safe and secure, always moving forward toward my greater good." - Louise L. Hay

Friday, 24 September 2010

Engraved Glass at Cambridge Glass Fair!

Only a couple of days left now and I am very busy with finishing touches for Cambridge on Sunday. I thought I would give you a quick glance at some of the new and new-ish pieces I will have on my stand for sale. I will also have smaller pieces and some oldies that have not yet found a home. Prices will be from around £35 - £550.
I take all major cards for payment.
See you there.

a one-hundred foot bamboo can progress even one more step.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Serenity - engraved cased green glass bowl

This is how far it is at the end of today, Saturday, will do more tomorrow, still lots of touching up and shading and highlighting to do. This will be available for the first time at Cambridge Glass Fair next weekend. (added 24 September : this piece is no longer available) It is a cased green/ clear/ turquoise very large glass bowl (blown by London glassblower Adam Aaronson) which I am hand engraving.....nite all....

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Glass engraving and cambridge glass fair!

Well I have just been playing golf (I don't normally on a Thursday for obvious reasons, but it was our Lady Captian's 50th birthday golf bash and what a lovely day we had! Happy Birthday Cathy !!

Just a reminder that it is the Cambridge Glass Fair 26th Sept and I will be in my usual place C5 - Contemporary hall.
(aah I see it is now hailing outside, big thunderstorm so I had better make this quick )

Here is a nice action photie for you:
This piece is entitled "Serenity" and features bamboos on a large green cased bowl which I am hoping to complete for Cambridge Glass Fair.

I had better get this computer turned off....
chat soon. ♥
stay positive always

"Today is my lesson in self-worth. I see my worthiness in everything I do." - Louise L. Hay

Friday, 3 September 2010

crystal cullet

Hi there, just a quick one, ....I am looking for one, or a couple of, crystal cullets. Probably about 7" wide. Please contact me 01986 874634 or my email lesley-pyke@glass-engraver.co.uk if you have or know where I can get one. They can be very raw edged, I will polish them.
Lots to do.........thanks everyone.....keep positive always :-)