Let fire inspire

Captivated by the magic of working with glass, Rebecca Weddell creates beautiful and unique lampwork beads and offers a range of beadmaking courses.

Heatwave update

I know I'm not alone in finding it jolly, jolly hot out there!

The heat presents certain challenges to one's day job of working with hot glass, that's for sure. I took a few days off at the beginning of this week, and actually that was no bad thing! I was surprised that our visit to the cinema on Monday night didn't provide us with some respite from the heat in the form of air-conditioning (it wasn't half as cool as I'd anticipated - plus, on another matter, WHY do people go to the cinema when they're ILL?! #germfest) and perhaps curry on the beach on Tuesday wasn't the coolest option - mind you, the sea was very refreshing. Pretty much anywhere at the moment is cooler than a hot-glass workshop with a kiln and a torch running! Good job I love it, right?

I had started early this morning, and I've got a rule to stop for 5 minutes every 30 minutes for a pint of water and a brief walk round outside. I'm ever so lucky to have such brilliant air-flow in my workshop - I upgraded my ventilation system back in April, and it's absolutely marvellous!

I've felt much cooler this afternoon, because I've been busy working in a north-facing room at home - I've done some paperwork, and I'm just at the analogue stage of designing my promotional flyers for Artwave Festival, which runs from August 18 to September 2.

 My flyer-to-be! Need to get my skates on to design and print it!

My flyer-to-be! Need to get my skates on to design and print it!

 The official logo - I've got it in different colours, but I'm loving the green one today!

The official logo - I've got it in different colours, but I'm loving the green one today!

 The official blurb - brochure, and posters.

The official blurb - brochure, and posters.

 And again.

And again.

The Workshop, 8 Village Works, London Road, East Hoathly
Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6QA
01825 840638

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