Blue Design Shed - Fused Glass & Textile Art

“Handmade kiln fused glass and textile art.”

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All this work is in stock and I generally use Royal Mail 1st Class post.

If you would like your purchase to be a gift and be posted to a recipient, just let me know! I always package my products in pretty turquoise tissue paper, so they look like a lovely gift. I can add a hand written note too.

***Local customers, you're welcome to collect from me and I'll refund the postage. Just pop a note on your order***

-Bex

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  • Fused Glass Copper Cat Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Copper Sleek Cat Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Bubbly Pawprint Hanging

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  • Fused Glass Copper Pawprint Hanging - Handmade Glass Decoration

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  • Square Yellow Poppy Hanging - Handmade Fused Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Copper Snowflake Hanging - Handmade Glass Christmas Decoration

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  • Fused Glass Bubbly Snowflake Hanging - Handmade Glass Christmas Decoration

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  • Fused Glass Copper Flying Bird Hanging

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  • Fused Glass Copper Owl Hanging - Handmade Glass Decoration

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  • Fused Glass Copper Bird Hanging - Handmade Glass Decoration

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  • Fused Glass Bubbly Heart Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Copper Butterfly Hanging - Handmade Glass Decoration

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  • Fused Glass Bubbly Flower Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Copper Christmas Tree Hanging

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  • Fused Glass Copper Holly Hanging

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  • Fused Glass Copper Reindeer Hanging

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  • Fused Glass Copper Flowers Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Copper Musical Notes Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Botanicals Wave 2 - Handmade Glass Sculpture

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  • Fused Glass Happy Hippy Flowers (Yellow8) - Handmade Fused Glass Sculpture

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  • Fused Glass Moon Flowers - Handmade Glass Sculpture

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  • Fused Glass Happy Hippy Flowers (Retro) - Handmade Fused Glass Sculpture

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  • Fused Glass Happy Hippy Flowers (White2) - Handmade Fused Glass Sculpture

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  • Fused Glass Flowers (Crocus) - Handmade Fused Glass Sculpture

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  • Fused Glass Happy Hippy Flowers (Lilacs) - Handmade Fused Glass Sculpture

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  • Fused Glass Coastal Heart Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass White and Burgundy Heart - Handmade Glass Decoration

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  • Fused Glass Red and Lilac Heart - Handmade Glass Decoration

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  • Fused Glass White and Burgundy Heart - Handmade Glass Decoration

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  • Fused Glass Heart Hanging (Blues) - Handmade Glass Decoration

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  • Fused Glass Bubbly Big Heart Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Pink Allium Square Hanging 2 - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Blossom Tree Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Square Autumn Tree Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Square Spring Tree Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Blue Fused Glass Retro Allium Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Orange Fused Glass Retro Allium Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Pink Fused Glass Retro Allium Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Pale Pink Fused Glass Retro Allium Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Turquoise Fused Glass Retro Allium Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Personalised Fused Glass Allium Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Double Orange and Pink Flower Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Cobalt and Purple Flowers Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Seed Head Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass "Best Friends" Allium Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Single Turquoise Allium Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass "Thank You" Orange Allium Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass "Thank You" Dandelion Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Autumn "Family" Tree Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass "Family" Tree Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass "Love" Tree Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass "Love" Green Tree Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Foliage Hanging - Handmade Glass Decoration

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  • Pink Flowers Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Retro Burgundy Flower Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Red Flower Hanging - Handmade Fused Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Retro Turquoise Flower Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Blue Flowers Hanging - Handmade Glass Suncatcher

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  • Fused Glass Retro Flowers Hanging - Handmade Fused Glass Suncatcher

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About Blue Design Shed - Fused Glass & Textile Art

Blue Design Shed - Fused Glass & Textile Art

Lovingly handmade kiln fused glass and textile art.

Hi, I’m Bex. I'm a full time artist making kiln fused glass and textile art. I work from my blue shed which is based about halfway down my garden in a village in Cambridgeshire. When I'm not creating in the shed, you can find me pottering in the garden, walking my cockapoo Monty around the lakes and river near my house, or off being energetic somewhere.

I graduated in 1999 from the University of Hertfordshire with a 2:1 BA (Hons) Applied Arts Practice. I then went on to do a PGDip in Arts Management. I worked in publishing for a few years, then taught glass, woodwork and ceramics to adults with learning disabilities. I set up Blue Design Shed Ltd in 2014 and have enjoyed working from my shed ever since! I sell my work at craft fairs, in sellected galleries and online.

My main aim in my art is to bring joy and colour into people’s lives. If one person sees a piece of mine and it makes them smile, then I am happy. The main influences in my work are flowers, animals and the surrounding countryside. I infuse my designs with a 1960s/1970s influenced aesthetic, whilst adding influences from favourite artists and designers.

I have always sewn and embroidered, from a very young age, having been taught by my Grandma Gladys, herself an amazing and award-winning embroiderer. Many wonky-eyed teddy bears and odd looking cuddly animals were created by my young hands! Glass came into my life later and an obsession was born. I am fascinated by the vibrant colours and luminous effects that can be achieved. I am always experimenting and finding new techniques to include in my work. Each morning, as I open the kilns, it feels like a childhood Christmas day!

The Processes:
Textiles:
The applique pictures start as a pile of carefully chosen fabrics. I choose high quality and vibrantly patterned cotton fabric. I then use an iron-on fusing material, which enables me to compose the picture and rearrange it, before ironing it to stick the layers of fabric down. I then use my trusty Janome DC3050, with a freehand embroidery foot, to creates stitches and lines to build up the picture.

I also love working with wool and I make cute needlefelted Christmas decorations. There is something very satisfying and therapeutic about turning a huge mount of wool fluff into a penguin, or a snowman, with just a special needle and many hours of repetitive stabbing!

Glass:
I use specialist Bullseye fusing glass which comes in a rainbow of colours. Special glass is needed as, when heated and cooled, glass expands and contracts. Different glass expands at different rates, so pieces put together with different types of glass would shatter in the kiln. I buy fusing glass in sheets and in powdered form, called frit. I cut the sheets by hand with a glass cutter, shape them by using a diamond glass grinder and then layer up the image. Sometimes, multiple firings are required to create the desired effect. I use other techniques in my work, glass paint, enamels and glass bubble paint which on firing, turns into tiny bubbles trapped within the glass. I also use very thin copper foil, hand-cut with a scalpel which changes to an attractive red colour during the fusing process.

I am always happy to make commissions and work to order, do get in contact if you would like to discuss an idea.

I hope you enjoy my work and it makes you smile!

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