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GENERAL SITE INFORMATION

Craft Fairs and Markets

Aberfeldy Arts & Crafts Fairs...1st Sunday every month from April 3rd 2022...Birks Cinema (mezzanine)...10am - 2pm.    

Bankfoot Spring Craft Fair...Saturday 9th April 2022...Bankfoot Church Community Centre...10am - 2pm.

Fortingall Art Exhibition...Saturday 23rd July - Sunday 7th August 2022 ...Molteno Hall, Fortingall...open daily 10am - 6pm.

Aberfeldy Highland Show...Friday 12th & Saturday 13th August 2022.

Aberfeldy Santa Day...Saturday 3rd December 2022...Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair in the Birks Cinema (mezzanine)...10am - 4pm.

 

ANYONE WISHING TO MAKE ENQUIRIES OR PURCHASE GLASS I CAN BE CONTACTED THROUGH EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A SELECTION OF BREAGHA GLASS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT THE ARTISAND GALLERY, BANK STREET IN ABERFELDY.

 

 

  

     

About Fused Glass

A short history of glass:

The earliest glass objects, mainly jewellery, have been found in Egypt & date back to 3500 BC.   Later the Romans did much to spread the technique of glass production when they invaded Europe.   Then, during the Middle Ages craftsmen produced magnificent stained glass windows for churches & cathedrals, many fine examples still seen today.

      The 20th Century saw the "Arts & Crafts Movement" evolve with the legendary Charles Rennie McIntosh ( a Scot) & Louis Comfort Tiffany (an American) bring glass & design to a new & exciting artistic level.

               Glass is created by the fusion of sand & fire & by adding minerals & salts the vibrant colours & patterns are produced with natural light transforming the glass. 

From the mid 1970's specialist glass for art & architecture began manufacture in the  USA where skilled craftspeople pour, roll & shape the moulten glass into sheets providing a wide choice of products in a sophisticated colour palette.

Breagha Glass Art:

Design begins with an idea, then onto a sketch, progressing to measuring, cutting, layering & stacking the glass to a design specification before being placed in the electric powered & computer controlled kiln, where a series of rapid heat cycles, with preset temperatures around 1490 F (810 C) are held at predetermined intervals to allow bonding, & finally, a process of slow cooling is essential to complete the fused glass art work process.

                       

Perthshire Open Studios

Perthshire Open Studios... artists will be opening their doors for 9 days over the 5th - 13th September 2015 and welcoming visitors to their workshops, studios and display spaces. Many will be giving demonstrations and offering taster sessions. A wealth of talent is on show: Painting, Photographic Art, Sculptures, Ceramics, Textiles and many unique works of art and craft. Visit our website for more information at perthshireopenstudios.com

 

Breagha Glass and Lynn Shilp

Breagha Glass began as a hobby, developed into a passion & naturally a small business evolved, the transition part of a bigger ambitious lifestyle change with imminent retirement the catalyst & influenced by a creative desire to change tack.

      Lynn qualified as a registered nurse in the 1970's specialising in Intensive Care within the NHS & also overseas.

         Always interested in arts & crafts, & whilst nursing in Canada, Lynn developed an interest in traditional pioneer patchwork & quilting.

Travels saw summers spent in the Channel & Greek Islands, in contrast to winters spent ski instructing in the Rockies & French Alps.

      Whilst living in Australia, Lynn had an introduction to glass leading & copper foil methods, & on return to Edinburgh in the 1990's studied at Telford College & attended classes at Edinburgh School of Art.

      Eventually settling in Highland Perthshire & finally fulfilling the dream has culminated in the launch of Breagha Glass in 2014, an exciting new venture from her glass art studio in Keltneyburn.

      

 

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