Twenty-six years ago, ( OMG really!) my husband purchased 8 glass goblets as part of a wedding gift to me.
We had first noticed the goblets at a restaurant that we used to frequent: "The Cat's Tango", in St. Lucia, Brisbane.
So we drove down to Byron Bay N.S.W. to find the glass maker, Colin Heaney.
At his studio we were entranced to watch him as he made the goblets from recycled glass, dipping the gathers of hot glass and rolling it in the various coloured frit ( small pieces of crushed glass).
Who would know that years later I would be doing a similar thing in my own back - yard studio (a little shed really!), using MUCH smaller amounts of glass and frit to make lampwork glass beads!
Colins' glass goblets became more refined over the years - far more delicate and also with a lot more detail.
However, I still love his early, rustic style the best!
Here are some of the goblets and the crazy, tortuous stem on one of them.
Cheers for now,