A glass act

Step into Emma Mayle’s studio on the outskirts of Newark and you’ll find yourself surrounded by all the colours of the rainbow – a cornucopia of fused glass jewellery, art and household objects…

Tucked away in a purpose-built log cabin in her garden, that studio is home to Stopped Clock Glass, the business she launched in the summer of 2017 after quitting her job as a family support officer to pursue her dream of being a glass artist.

Emma will be chatting to June and Rachel on next Sunday‘s show, describing how a couple of curve balls thrown her way in her mid 20s prompted her to turn her attention to her lifelong passion for the arts and study for a degree in contemporary crafts.

Find out how, with her two young sons now at school, she’s achieved her dream of creating her own colourful creations and selling them at craft markets across the region.

And how she’s now taken the next step, joining fellow artists and small business owners who’ve opened pop up shops just this month in the newly-renovated Newark Buttermarket

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon as Emma shares her story with the Girls Around Town – and learn how you could try your hand at creating your own pieces of glass work on one of her taster or full day workshops.

Better together

With so many of their guests being women who’ve made the switch from doing ‘proper’ jobs to running their own businesses, the Girls Around Town know all about the pressures of going it alone.

One woman who’s been there, done that – and she’s probably got the t-shirt too! – is Vicky Limb, who joins June in the studio on Sunday

Vicky will be describing her own journey from employed to self-employed and explaining how she now helps other women overcome the obstacles they face when travelling down the same road.

From a lack of belief in your abilities and the fear of messing it all up to getting your message out there and worrying about how to fit everything in – whether you’re already a ‘one woman band’ or just considering taking the plunge, you’ll want to hear what Vicky has to say.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon to find out how getting a mentor on board gave her the confidence and the tools she needed to set up her own coaching business, She-Evolves.

And how through a new online course, She-Supports, Better Together, she’s now helping other women face what’s holding them back and learn the right techniques to get things done.

Never believe you can’t achieve great things in life. Most hurdles can be overcome with the right mindset and support.