Sukie Meldon
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A mixture of traditional darkroom techniques, modern digital photography, and digitally manipulated photographs.

Craft fairs

These are photos of mainly fused glass, as arranged at craft fairs

The making of a commissioned piece

I was commisioned to make a mobile with pieces of glass with inspirational Kanji sayings.

Each piece of glass was a sandwich of recycled glass. Inside the sandwhich was a Kanji symbol painted in Cobalt Oxide, and coloured with frit.

The pictures below shows how this was made.

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For 2015
Change in direction
For 2015
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fused glass, mixed media, photography, enamelled copper
Anything inspired by nature. Fused glass, Lampwork glass drops, metal work. Sculpture. Photography, traditional and digitally altered.
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This January,(2015) I looked into the mirror and saw that I was OLD. I thought to myself, why am I still making things to sell, to please other people. At my age I should only be making things I absolutely adore. I have my pension, and I can get by with that. If people want to buy my stuff, great, but if not I'm not bothered.  I have my pension, and I can get by with that.

Before my retirement, I worked as a computer programmer, This involved working to dead lines which is stressful. Then I had a regular stall in a craft market selling fused glass items. This was also stressful as I had to anticipate what would sell. Every time I made anything really wonderful, it took too long to sell cheaply, and no one would buy it. So then I had anticipate what would sell, and at what price. This again was stressful

I have a butterfly mind, and like to make things that please me in any medium I can. I have qualifications in photography,(old fashioned dark room stuff as well digital) and fine art. I have studied sculpture for many years. More recently I have been working particularly fused glass. I have done more than my fair share of plumbing, plastering, painting and decorating, and painted many murals in houses where I have lived. Creating things stops the endless flow of thoughts, and worries. It puts me into a trance like state and makes me happy.