One of the greatest things about being in a community of creative people is the way you can do skills swaps, a kind of teachery "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" thing! So yesterday Lynda Cheney - (The Chairperson of the Art Clay World UK Guild don't you know!!) - travelled all the way to Edinburgh from her home rather far away for a lesson in lampwork from little old me. She picked up a rod of glass and a mandrel and after only a short while was having a go at the Lentil Press and Organics! A True Natural if ever I saw one. Here she is at the torch having fun....In return, before our delicious dinner, she showed myself and Gil (aka to me as "mum") how to make a beautiful Byzantine Chain from her hand made Sterling Silver Jump Rings. A delicate operation but thrilling to see the chain build up in front of your eyes! Gil and I cant wait to finish our chains!! Here is Lynda making the chain and Gil watching closely. I'll be sure to post pictures of these chains once they are finished!
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