Monday, 31 December 2012

Last post for 2012...

So, an eventful year.

One that has ended with the start of my working full time in my own quite large workshop. In fabulous surroundings with a really positive and forward looking group of people.

As I write now, there are more things in the car, ready to be moved into the shop, shelving. That will be just inside on the left in an alcove that could have been built for the job. I'm fitting this tomorrow, so don't expect to see many people on New years day. But that's one of the reasons I like the place so much, because just as you feel it's time to lock up, or your standing there in between jobs, someone comes in and there is another person or couple or family that are keen to see what you do, learn how to make something or chat about the similar one they had or parents had.

Whilst the house is on hold, it still feels like home and will take a bit longer than we thought, but it pays to be patient and with patience come more improved methods or storage or something really special, so I would like to thank Lynn and the girls for their patience for the last few months and with me through the next few months as we go on the next journey into 2013.

I hope you have a happy new year, and if you get to stop by the workshop, please take the time to tell me if you read my blog.

I would also like to thank my customers of 2012, you have helped me on the start of a journey that I'm sure will continue for the next twenty or thirty years.

all the best for 2013


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The new workshop...

Finally, after quite a few weeks of waiting, I now have the keys to the new workshop.

I will be based at the Ruskin Glass Centre, Unit 1. A brilliant place for me to be set up and I hope to bring another audience to the centre. Based in old factory workshop buildings, bringing life back into this corner of an old site, in Stourbridge.

Here you can watch glass blowing, cutting, copper wheel engraving to name just a couple of the things going all the time, it's just the best, most creative atmosphere that I have seen in a long time.

I'll be putting more on here from now on, as I start to set up a comfortable, varied and productive little workshop. And make, repair and recycle (or up-cycle) all sorts of wooden items.

Hope you can stop by, there's a great coffee shop too.

All the best