555277 https://www.jillmatthew.com en-nz Jill Matthew - NZ Glass Artist 30 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