2016 Festival of Glass

il_570xN.880385685_knpyThe Festival of Glass in Drysdale is one of my favourite events of the year.

Although the Festival is held on a Sunday and is a long drive from home, I prefer to make two trips to the venue and set up my stall on the Saturday. Not only does it mean that I don’t have to wake up ridiculously early on the Sunday (being ever watchful for kangaroos on the road) but I can take my time and put care and thought into the best way to showcase my art. There is something almost magical about starting with empty tables and ending with a beautiful display filled with vibrant colours.

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The day is not only about selling my work but also about the people. I love to see the newest pieces made by my fellow artists and friends as well as looking at all the beautiful entries in the Glass Art Awards competition. They are truly creative and inspiring. I also love to meet and talk to lots of people, hoping to impart a little of my love of glass. There are also my regular customers who buy beads from me both here and at the Bead Expo, in particular Fiona and Angela.

I’d like to thank all the organisers for the great effort they put in to making the festival happen.  They’re all volunteers.  And I’d also like to thank everyone who visited my stall on the day. I had a wonderful time and am already looking forward to next year!

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