555277 https://www.jillmatthew.com en-nz Jill Matthew - NZ Glass Artist 30 hey sis, I have a wee job for ya... https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/hey-sis-I-have-a-wee-job-for-ya My frister (my best friend who happens to be my sister-in-law as we cleverly married brothers), happens to be very good at marketing Jill Matthew Glass. She is also good at leaving commissions to the last minute! 035, 25 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/hey-sis-I-have-a-wee-job-for-ya paint it black https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/paint-it-black Colour:  "One, or any mixture, of the constituents into which light can be separated in a spectrum or rainbow, sometimes including (loosely) black and white." (oxforddictionaries.com) 012, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/paint-it-black the day I pimped a stranger's kitchen - part two https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/the-day-i-pimped-a-strangers-kitchen-part-two So. Where was I? Oh that's right... Dreaming about Wakalouie Waka's splashback . As much as I love my job (I do), I love (and nee-eeed, just ask my husband) my sleep much, MUCH more. So this whole... 010, 8 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/the-day-i-pimped-a-strangers-kitchen-part-two the day I pimped a stranger's kitchen - part one https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/the-day-i-pimped-a-strangers-kitchen-part-one "Is there any chance you are able to do splashbacks for the kitchen?" I thought it was a joke.  A total stranger asking lil ol' me to make them a kitchen splashback? Especially as the total stranger... 009, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/the-day-i-pimped-a-strangers-kitchen-part-one I'm a tourist attraction! https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/im-a-tourist-attraction Well. It's not every day you get the opportunity to have a bus-load of foreign tourists come by your humble studio!   ​ ​Unless you're me  - yes, that's right - I've become a tourist... 041, 3 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/im-a-tourist-attraction the frangipani challenge https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/the-frangipani-challenge Have I mentioned I love a challenge? ​ I do.  And I don't.  I may have revealed before that among my usual straight-forward orders, I get the occasional curly one.  One that makes me say "wow,... 038, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/the-frangipani-challenge immortalising the beach in glass https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/immortalising-the-beach-in-glass One of my favourite things about my job (aside from the obvious - eating chocolate while I work, a sneaky studio wine if I have to work in the evening, and watching DVDs while working) is when... 034, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/immortalising-the-beach-in-glass getting hot with Margo... https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/getting-hot-with-margo  Well, things are hotting up in the Jill Matthew Glass camp! (and I don't just mean the flames under my fingers as I type this very first blog post).  For the past five years, I've ticked along... 031, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.jillmatthew.com/blog/getting-hot-with-margo