Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meet the team - Dawn, Jill and Sam

The second in a new series of posts to introduce you to the members of CPteam. This week I am focusing on the teams glass fusers - though each of these team members are awesomely talented in other glass disciplines and much much more.

First up is Dawn of dawnturnerdesigns

Amber Dish - Maple Syrup

Dawn's Etsy shop is packed with delicious one of a kind glass pieces like this maple dish and wonderful fused decal coaster sets. Dawn also makes wearable fused work too, pretty pendants and innovative scarf buckles. Outside of Etsy Dawn creates large scale site specific art instillation's using a variety of mediums including glass and ceramics and is currently working on creating an Olympic Legacy Wall at Kirk Hallam Community Technology & Sports College.

Next I'd like to introduce you to Jill of kilnfiredart

fused dichroic glass freeform pendant, multicoloured glass necklace

One of the delights you will find in Jill's shop are these composite fused dichroic pendants. Jill is a skilled fine artist who uses uses traditional overglaze painting techniques to create stunning works of art like these magnificent boxing hares.

boxing hares painting, lustre overglaze enamels on porcelain

Jills Etsy shop is a veritable Aladdin's cave of delights including slumped bottle noticeboards, jilldoodle decal mugs and homeware and anodised aluminum jewellery.

Next up is Sam of VenusArtGlass

Large 'Tribal Blanket' Fused Bowl

Sam is hugely inspirational to me. Her work is detailed, colourful and contemporary. It is clear to see the attention and time that is lavished on each and every piece. Sam's fused work is awesome, her sun catchers are quirky and cool but it is her lampwork beads that truly blow me away. Sam makes the most elegant kneeling goddess beads which you can find for sale on Etsy from time to time. They are just stunning. If this wasn't enough Sam is currently working on a series of cast glass sculptures and I am looking forward to seeing where this journey will take her.

I hope you enjoyed this quick introduction, click the pics to go to Etsy and see more from each of our teamies.

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