Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September Challenge Winner

September's Challenge Winner:

The CGGE is thrilled to announce that the winner of September's challenge is Dawn of First Light Glass. We asked for entries on the topic of School Days, and her pendant entitled "Homework vs TV" was inspired by Dawn's own experiences with her children as they start back at school after the long summer break. Dawn said "As a mother of three children, aged 12, 10 and 8, my piece sums up the daily afternoon battle. It's such a feeling of relief each evening when the books are put away and we can relax and enjoy family time together"
Dawn has been working with glass medium since 2003, having always painted and enjoyed being creative, she took up stained glass when she found a class on offer with her local church. Several years ago she learned fusing, and soon had a kiln and home studio set up. You can see from her shop that she has many fans and a great output of work.
She told us that her favorite piece in her shop right now is her lime and cobalt blue geometric plate, with the great colours and the contrast between the transparent and opaque glass.
You can see it here...
As with most crafters with a busy home life she is not yet ready for the Christmas rush. "I have my designs planned out but need more time in my studio to get my designs in the kiln. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, I will now make studio time a priority.", she told us.
We hear you, Dawn!!