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Learning to work with glass had been on my 'to-do' list for a long time but, with a part-time job and a family to juggle, I never quite seemed able to find the time to take that desire any further. Then (quite!) a few years back, I found a local course with an enthusiastic tutor and that was it: I was completely and utterly bitten by the bug and my little cottage industry has been growing ever since! The problem I have now is finding enough time to turn all of my ideas into glass - my scribble book is full of ideas waiting to be experimented with!!

I'm lucky enough to have grown up in the beautiful county of Dorset and after a short stint away (to attend university, fly the family nest etc), I moved back to the darkest depths to raise my own family in this fabulous place. I love being able to use my surroundings as inspiration in my work - the rolling hills, ancient hillforts,…

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  • Born on May 25
  • Joined August 25, 2011

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MooniGooni
MooniGooni Glass

About

Learning to work with glass had been on my 'to-do' list for a long time but, with a part-time job and a family to juggle, I never quite seemed able to find the time to take that desire any further. Then (quite!) a few years back, I found a local course with an enthusiastic tutor and that was it: I was completely and utterly bitten by the bug and my little cottage industry has been growing ever since! The problem I have now is finding enough time to turn all of my ideas into glass - my scribble book is full of ideas waiting to be experimented with!!

I'm lucky enough to have grown up in the beautiful county of Dorset and after a short stint away (to attend university, fly the family nest etc), I moved back to the darkest depths to raise my own family in this fabulous place. I love being able to use my surroundings as inspiration in my work - the rolling hills, ancient hillforts, crashing waves and seashore.

All of the work is handmade by me in my small workshop at home, and tends to focus on either fused and/or traditional leaded glass. I buy large sheets of glass from well-known UK Glass Suppliers from which to cut out my designs. For the fused work, these rough little glassy fellows are then heated in my kiln until the layers of glass melt together and form beautifully smooth and rounded edges. For the more traditional leadwork, the glass is edged in lead-came and soldered together. The fused work lends itself well to lovely little hanging decorations/suncatchers and small bowls/dishes while the traditional lead came work is particularly suited to larger panels and windows.

Have a look at my Etsy shop and see what you think; I’m more than happy to discuss specific requirements and an enquiry doesn’t cost anything!!

I hope you like my work...

Maree x

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