Festival of Glass Teaser

Click on any image for a gallery preview of my new work prepared for the Festival of Glass on Sunday.

I’m looking forward to sharing my new and colourful work with you. Please come by and say hello.

For more details about the event visit the Festival of Glass website http://www.festivalofglass.net.au

The event is held at the Bellarine Secondary College Sport Centre, Peninsula Drive off Anderson Road Drysdale Victoria ( Melways Map 470 F3 ).  Admission is Free.

Festival of Glass

Next Sunday the 17th February is the annual Festival of Glass at Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria.  I have been welcomed by the festival committee and will have a stall among 60+ other glass artists and retailers selling my jewellery.

I thank my little sister Sophie from Wildstones Creative Glass who recommended the event to me and who will also be there on the day.

The annual Festival of Glass celebrates the beauty and versatility of glass. It is unique in Australia and one of only a handful of similar events worldwide. The Festival of Glass vision is to become the primary showcase for glass-related art, craft and industry in Australia.

The event is held at the Bellarine Secondary College Sport Centre, Peninsula Drive off Anderson Road Drysdale Victoria (Melways Map 470 F3). Admission is Free.

As I write this over 100 new glass beads have almost completed the kiln annealing process, before I set to cleaning and assembling on my handcrafted findings.

It’s going to be a colourful day, do drop by and say hello.

Festival of Glass logo

Kiln annealing my glass beads © Katrina Newman.
Kiln annealing my glass beads © Katrina Newman.

The Blue Series on etsy

Please visit my shop on etsy to see My Blue Series from 2012. Happy New Year for 2013.                 Please click on the photo to see in larger format.

The Blue Series 2
The Blue Series © Katrina Newman.

It’s the season for a good Boozey Trifle

With all due respect, gone are the days of gagging on my grandmothers trifle made with jellied tinned fruit, sponge cake and custard. Today my trifle is a delicious combination of fresh fruit including raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cherries cooked in brandy and a little sugar before  being added to a large trifle bowl layered with freshly baked sponge cake splashed with brandy. The fruit and cake are then coated with a thick layer of vanilla bean cream custard and a final and very generous topping of whipped cream and flaked almonds.  It’s absolutely delicious.  A good reason to celebrate anytime. It’s my Christmas pleasure.

Boozey Trifle
Boozey Trifle
Boozey Trifle
Boozey Trifle detail

Christmas is coming!

Somers Arts Fair 2012

Thank you to all the people that visited my stall at Somers Arts Fair last weekend.

If you didn’t get a chance to buy what you were looking at last weekend you can visit my shop and buy before Christmas. I have added more than 20 new listings to my shop in the last week, so it’s worth your while to drop in for a look.  Below you will find some examples of my new work.

Please be patient when placing your order and corresponding with me as there may be a short delay in sending your item as I am taking a holiday and will not always be available to get to the computer.

 Click on the photos below to go directly to the item in my shop.

Sea blue cascade necklace
Purple and ivory ear-rings
A glorious sunset necklace
Purple Cascade
Sea Horizons Pendant
Red and white polka dot ear-rings
Glistening Sea Ear-rings

The count down to Somers Arts Fair

A late night at my desk finishing off some necklaces and earrings. © Katrina Newman

The eyes show that it was a late night of tidying up and finishing off some new pieces for Somers Arts Fair.  The marquee is now in place, some last-minute cleaning to do and we’ll be set up for tomorrows start at 10am. You’ll find me right next to the flag pole at the front entrance. I’m looking forward to seeing you there. Somers Arts Fair is held each year at the Somers Primary School in Camp Hill Road Somers. Click here for details

Finished lampworked glass beads awaiting the final assembly. © Katrina Newman

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the Somers Arts Fair on Sunday 28 October 2012

Unfinished beads sitting on my lamp work bench waiting to be annealed and made into pendants and ear-rings.

It’s that time of year again as I’ve been busy preparing for this years Somers Art Fair. Under my white marquee you’ll find my beautiful and diverse range of Silver and Gold rings and pendants, and a selection of my lamp-worked soda-lime glass beads fashioned into pendants, earrings and necklaces.  Look for my colourful stall close to the main entrance. This is your last chance to do your Christmas shopping in my store as I’ll be leaving shortly for a much needed holiday. Please come with cash as credit cards are unfortunately unavailable at this time.  The Somers Arts Fair opens at 10am and runs through until 4pm at 87 Camphill Road  Somers Victoria.

For more information on the Somers Arts Fair please click here

Somers Art Fair stall 2011 (This year will be bigger and better!)

green reflections

Green Reflections  © Katrina Newman

A mixture of past and recent works mixed with a palette of green & blue soda-lime glass. The works include:-

Decanter (acrylic sheet) 22.5cm x 9.5cm in a private collection.

Sea green soda-lime glass bead pendant on sterling silver snake chain (available for sale on etsy.com).

Ivory and mosaic green ear-rings with silver fittings in a private collection.

Black and mosaic green earrings.

Please contact me if you are interested in any of my works.  © Katrina Newman.

My stall at Somers Art Fair

Today was a beautiful Somers day of 25 degrees (but much warmer in the sunshine) that helped make the Somers Art Fair the great success that it was. Thanks to all those who stopped by.  To all those new visitors to my site please remember to subscribe to secure a discount on your purchase price.

Somers Arts Fair this Sunday 23rd October, come and visit my beautiful jewellery stall

Please join me at Somers most prized event, the Somers Art Fair this Sunday from 10am – 4:00pm. Come to the beach and make a day of it. The weatherman has forecast a beautiful spring day.

I’ll be selling my jewellery just metres from the entrance, look for me under my new white-topped gazebo. Come and say hello and buy something beautiful for yourself or a friend.

The Somers Arts Fair features prominent Peninsula Artists (including myself), an art exhibition and auction, live entertainment, family games and activities, a craft market, gourmet food and coffee, and Peninsula Wine and Beer. There are also creative workshops on offer.

View my online Gallery here or visit my online shop at http://katrinanewman.etsy.​com. New works not yet featured on these sites will be available on the day. Please subscribe to my blog and then make yourself known at my stall that you found me at http://katrinanewman.com for a special one-off discount on your purchase.

Somers Arts Fair, 87 Camp Hill Road, Somers, Victoria, Australia.  Melways Map Reference 194 C10.