Blair Castle craft market next month and my biggest commission so far!

Posted by Una Galbraith on

It's been a wee while since I posted a blog, time has just run away with me I think!

As the title says, I'm delighted to be doing my first craft market next month on the 26th and 27th of June at none other than the iconic Blair Castle! It's a beautiful venue in Perthshire (Scotland) near the village of Blair Atholl and gorgeous wee town of Pitlochry. 

I'll be launching a few new products there and am looking forward to meeting and greeting people - it feels like a long time since I've done any proper socialising and I'm so looking forward to it!

I would be absolutely thrilled to see you there, for you to see all my latest pieces in person and have a look around at the other talented makers who will be attending. It’s bound to be a great day out where you can explore the castle, the gardens and see (and sometimes taste!) the wonderful works of local artists, crafters, brewers and makers in Scotland in beautiful surroundings!

I've been rather busy over the last couple of months working on my biggest commission to date. A glass framed wall-hanging mirror based on my flower meadow design. The client loves big blue butterflies and bluebells and snowdrops, so I made sure to incorporate those into my design. Once the client signed off on the design I got to work!

handmade glass mirror frame inspired by flower meadows with ladybirds, blue butterfly and glass snowdrops and bluebells

I was really excited to be able to try out some new techniques with glass, like hand-pulling glass rods to make the butterfly antenna. I was really happy with the results as they were beautifully textured and detailed. 

fused glass handmade blue butterfly with hand-pulled glass rod antenna and dichroic glass body frit

 

I also got to use 3D glass flowers for the first time and while they were fiddly, the pay off at the end was so worth it! What do you think? I will definitely be using them again.

close up of snowdrops and bluebells fused glass 3D glass flowers

 

I added some glass ladybirds to bring the piece together and I think they really make the colours pop as well as being so cute!

close-up photo showing a glass ladybird and the plump texture of the grass stems and flower buds

If you're interested in commissioning your own piece of glass art then please feel free to get in touch! I'd love to work with you to make something unique just for you and am happy to work to whatever budget you have in mind. 

I can't wait to update you on how the market goes and again, I would be absolutely thrilled to see you there!

Speak soon!

signed off by Una

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