Glass artist Claire Morris describes herself like this: “A Bedraggled Bohemian Glass Artist based in Staffordshire, UK. Scruffy Pagan Plantmuncher. Bullied by cats.” I certainly couldn’t describe her any better than that, and her description makes me think we should be friends. Morris’s kilnworked beads are truly tiny works of art. The artist is clearly inspired by the natural world, and her beautiful beads make me feel like spring isn’t far away.
“I’m based in the UK, which has an amazing amount of stunning scenery, myths, legends and history – this provides me with a great range of sources of inspiration, from mountains, to ancient forests and stone circles. I feel blessed to live in a land that is so rich in the Earth’s bounties and with such a deep and varied history.”– About Claire Morris
I’m honestly a bit obsessed with Morris’s designs, but I’m just not fast enough. As quickly as she puts new beads up in her Etsy shop, they get snatched up by fellow fans. With such beautiful work at such a reasonable price point, it’s no wonder she’s had more than 3,200 sales. But I’m not giving up until I am the proud owner of a Rowanberry bead!
And below is an accidental inclusion by me that I can’t resist keeping. These are some gorgeous copper engravings by Jane Hamill of SteamJunque. You know you’re going to see more of her in this space, right?