Four small feature re-cycled glass panes wanted

IMAGENAMEHEREI am looking around for someone interested in making four glass panes from re-cycled bottle glass.

I have designed a fun feature for the HoBB entrance and have finished the stonework and oak window frame ready. Each of the four panes have air bubbles trapped in them, are clear to frosted to bottle green but of different design.

As the lower panes are being melted together from parts of carefully prepared green wine bottles the ‘melt’ needs to stop just before the thick circular bottle bottoms become indistinct and fuse with the main clearer sheet glass. The whole ‘look’ should be that of ‘recycled’ glass so the origin is not lost.

This project would suit a student with access to kiln, keen to work with an interior designer. If you have any wickedly wonderful thoughts on how to get this kind of feel into a feature, contact me please.

~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ waves from Grant

Reed Bed

Reed BedWe’ll soon be knee deep in the fun of building a Water Reed (cut to provide thatching) bed to take all foul waste overflow and some overflow from a new grey water system. Water from this will then go through an osier bed.

This system will replace the present soak away once we have collected sufficient funds to do it all in “one go”. This is new to us, but having seen the involved system at the Earth Centre, U.K., we are looking for a simpler way about it with less plastic piping and formality.

As now is the time to grow the osier and the Water Reeds, ready for use, does anyone know a UK supplier of Water Reed – the type used for thatching that lasts longer than other thatching materials. At this stage, I don’t know the right species name to use when searching for the Reed. Anyone out there with any know-how > let us know, thank you

Waves ~~~~~ never stagnant here! ~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant