Yesterday, Amanda announced to me that we were off to Coverack Cove for a few days, that we were leaving today, and that I must pack some things.
It's no secret in my family that I love glass in all it's forms, and I love beach combing for it in small pieces, and mud larking for it in larger and more industrial bits. I also magnet fish and metal detect, and have found all manner of interesting artefacts.
I make things with what I find, and along with the glass I also find small pieces of pottery, and just recently came across a bronze port hole surround from a ship.
So far, I have been playing with clear epoxy resin, and have made my own version of a coloured window.
The pieces of tile and porcelain I make into tiles, which I find are a nice way to display them. I wonder with each piece who bought them when they were a new teacup, plate or such like, and why did they end up broken on a beach, sometimes up to 150 years later?
Some of my latest pieces of glass, found near Hurst Castle and Poole Quay are going to cover a pair of glass light domes like this one. I may even put up a picture if it works well.
As for now, we have just returned from a sumptuous meal out, have returned to our hotel, and are going to hunt for sea glass in Coverack Cove and other such places tomorrow. It's my birthday in a few days, and my lovely wife has brought me here for two entire glorious days of self indulgence on the beach combing front, hopefully returning home with plenty of material to work with.