A collection of 21 posts
The continuing legacy of John Ferguson’s stained glass - Part 2
The stained glass legacy of John Ferguson that we recounted in Part One continues today through John's sons Andy and Peter. Anne and Julie were lucky enough to be able to go and visit Andy Ferguson, at his workshop in Melbourne, in early April 2022. Image: Andy Ferguson©
The legacy of John Ferguson's stained glass - Part 1
Over three posts, we recount the history of a stained glass business which resulted from a friendship started in New Guinea, in World War II. It is a business that continues today, handed down to the sons of the next generation. Image: vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au
Past Posts No 20 October 2018: Windows
Windows are such an essential part of our daily lives that we seldom stop to think about them and how they affect our perception of houses and the world around us. The Past Posts bring "windows" into focus in a variety of ways. Image: A section from "The Studdio" by Anne Newman
Bees: Where to Begin?
As this is the first Bee Blog Caroline and Anne take you back to the earliest recorded bee which is 100 million years old. From there we move forward to bees in Ancient Egypt and the Middle East and conclude today with Napoleon's obsession with bees and their symbolic significance.
Relax with a walk through the Kew Gardens and take in some glass works by Dale Chihuly
Chihuly's works are catgorised into: Baskets, Cylinders, Glass on Glass, Ikebana, Jerusalem Cylinders and many more classifications. His works are awe-inspiring. Today I will introduce you to this remarkable artist by showcasing a couple of his wonderful creations and a video!