Agapanthus by the Seaside
Coastal meander is the theme of this fused glass hanger. Agapanthus litter the hillside overlooking the the deep blue turquoise waters of the ocean as seagulls swoop through the air above on a almost cloudless day. I have used iridescent glass glass for this hanger which makes the detail come to life and feel like you can almost reach in and touch the water. This hanger measures 24cm long by 6.5cm wide comes complete with a twine hanger. Hang this in a sunny window in your home so that the light catches the transparent colours and reflects these into your home. This lovely hanger would make the perfect buy to spoil yourself but equally given as a gift to someone. All my pieces are made in my studio at the bottom of my garden. I take a lot of my inspiration from nature and my surroundings and I'm a lover of colour so most of my designs will incorporate bright vibrant colours which draw you into the designs. To make this seascape hanger, I have used iridescent blue and green glass, glass powders, glass enamels and frit in different colours in an attempt to recreate a scene which from the coast with deep rich light turquoise blue water complete with ripples, white fluffy clouds with seagulls flying overhead fired in my one of my kilns at home, aptly name Mork and Mindy. To achieve the final appearance many of my panels may be subjected to multiple firings. Items are fired to different temperatures to achieve different looks and outcomes to give the art panels the best finish and look that will make them stand out. As part of the firing process, all items will go through an annealing phase, which is the process of cooling down from the top fusing temperature. This process in effect tempers the glass, making it much stronger and more durable however this is glass we are talking about and still does need to be treated with care to prevent breakages. I try to make every effort to accurately represent the colours of the piece when photographing the items however it is possible that different monitors may display the colours differently. I do accept commissions If you like what you see but would prefer something more individualised or in different colours please do get in touch.