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Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« on: September 10, 2010, 10:18:10 PM »
Off to blow glass tomorrow at Bath Aqua glass,there's a first time for everything :chky:
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Re: Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 09:44:06 PM »
I got to play Gaffer and make a swirl paperweight  :rah:

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/EnglishPorcelain/20100911?feat=directlink


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIIMmv_u3E

Great fun but I can't show you the finished item until it's had time to anneal so I will post a picture when I pick up the finished article.

A very tired Hazel  :phew:
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Re: Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 10:28:28 PM »
Wonderful, Hazel, I'd love to try this but I'm not sure I'd manage it! ;D  When do you pick up your paperweight?

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Re: Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010, 11:22:08 PM »
It's not easy to do .... all that rolling, turning, gathering, heating, cooling, shaping, ......... !!!  It really is an up-close-and-personal experience that leaves you in awe as to just how talented glass artists have be to create their wonderful works of art.  I'm so glad you had a good time and am looking forward to seeing your finished work of art.  Maybe they will etch the date and your initials or ??? on the bottom!

Glad you had a good time! ....... Lily  :clap:

Thanks for sharing all your photos too! :kissy:

 

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Re: Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 09:39:38 AM »
Nice pics...looking forward to seeing the paperweight!  ...don't forget to sign it!   :D
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Re: Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 05:58:54 PM »
Here are the pictures of the finished product  :rah:

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/EnglishPorcelain/MyPaperweightMadeAtBathAquaGlass?feat=directlink

I'm really pleased with my day out (note to self more birthdays to schedule)  :24:

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Re: Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 06:21:14 PM »
My God Hazel thats brill , eat ur heart out Sam Herman ,  are you taking commisions yet Hazel
joking aside thats great

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Re: Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 07:02:44 PM »
Thanks, it was a great experience and I would recommend all collectors to have a go. It certainly made me appreciate the skill and physical effort required to produce a hand made item.

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Re: Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 11:38:38 PM »
Oooohhhh that *is* nice Hazel, well done you!  :hiclp:

I'm quite  :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  now!!!

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Re: Hazel Bridges paperweight made at Bath Aqua glass
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 01:49:03 AM »
Congratulations, Hazel, your paperweight creation is really lovely!  It would stop me in my tracks if I had spotted it in a gallery.  I love the colors!  You should be so very pleased indeed with your beautiful piece of eye candy!

Very well done ....... Lily :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:

 

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