The story behind pink house ten

Pink House Ten

Age is just a number… So what’s all this #pinkhouseten stuff all about? It’s simple. As of the beginning of July 2022, we will have been in the iconic Pink House for ten years. We can’t quite believe it has been that long, and the decade has gone in the blink of an eye. But …

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A Little Piece of History

The Origins of Our ‘JOHN CONNEELY’S SHEEP’ Wall Panel It was as a dull and thoroughly unremarkable day in Birmingham, as the suburban sky moved sluggishly through more than fifty shades of grey towards evening, when it hit me. I’d been sitting, looking out of the workshop window onto a forlorn cityscape of unvariegated sullenness. …

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Connemara Waves

All Along The Wild Atlantic Way I’ve finished another large fused glass wall panel. Entitled ‘Waves of Connemara’, this panel – at 600 x 900mm (24” x 36” approx) – represents the largest single piece of glass our biggest kiln can accommodate. It is the third in a series under this name, each different but …

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Lunula (Part 2) – Displacement Behaviour

“Displacement behaviour occurs when an animal experiences conflicting drives, which in some cases is called approach–avoidance conflict. The animal may do something irrelevant, such as scratch or preen, in these situations.” Michael D. Breed, Janice Moore, in Animal Behaviour (Second Edition), 2016 In the first part of this story I recalled how, late last year, my lovely clients Pam and Mark O’Loughlin …

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