In researching an upcoming article on glass art, I came across the work of old colleague (old as in I used to work with her, not old as in – well, you know
). Marie Bohm
has turned from corporate communications and branding to making lovely kiln-worked glass. So glad she did, as her work is lovely and our plastic-coated planet needs more glass, and more art, IMHO. The process she uses sounds slow and painstaking, but the result is gorgeous one-of-kind pieces that seem to radiate light and are infused with brilliant colour and pattern. I love the red specked bowl shown above. I think I may even need one, although my husband John says if I spend any more money this year, we’ll be eating dirt for Christmas dinner. He doesn't care that
red is my fave new colour. The love affair began after I painted my living room walls apricot. No-one was more surprised than I how terrific red looks against it. Enough about my domestic squabbles - stay tuned for an interview with Marie in an upcoming column.