I'm looking through glass samples to get the right balance for a new commission.

I do love this grape glass - it's very intense.

We haven't decided on the final colours yet - the customer has sent some images of ornaments she owns, so I have a good idea of the overall scheme she'd like.

But I'll continue to experiment during this week until we're both delighted with the choice of palette.

I work hard to get a "Yes I think that’s gorgeous" before I move on to the next stage.

I'll also be considering how each piece of glass works with its neighbour, and where I want opaque or transparent glass.

At each stage the customer will see my ideas - first as computer-designed images, and then as photos and videos of the art glass itself.


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