Sara Le Gris is very fortunate to live in the Lake District, a picturesque part of Northern England. She is also not far from the coast.  Her Etsy store, SaraLeGrisCreations, makes use of beautiful sea glass and other treasures collected from beaches.  Her soldered sea glass bowls are simply beautiful.

She uses the copper foil and solder method which is the same technique stained glass artists use. These decorative bowls are art pieces.  Having said that, Sara confirms "The bowls are quite solid and can hold their own weight."

Sea Glass and Sea Coal Bowl

Sara said, "Whitehaven in Cumbria has a rich industrial and seafaring past, during the 1700's and 1800's many breweries existed, time and the sea have transformed these fragments of the past into I feel truly beautiful gems."

Sea Glass English Rose
Also lovely are her sea glass and sea pebble flower stalks.

Sea Glass Allium Flower
She also combines sea glass with sea coal!  She explained, "The North of England has a rich mining past, coal was mined along the coast, many seams mined miles out to sea ! Coal still washes up today, it is very light and jet black, looking just like a pebble. Sea coal is a talking point, people can't believe its actually coal!"  Neither can I!

Sea Glass, Sea Coal and Sea Pottery
England's long history means there is much more than sea glass and sea coal washing up on beaches. She also uses sea tumbled terracotta tiles and bricks as shown below : 

The combined beauty of man-made materials and nature's power shows through with her work!

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