At this time of year, more so than at others, our gaze is drawn to the wonderful colours of the changing trees. Here in The Surrey Hills http://www.surreyhills.org we are so luck to live within the most wooded county in England. Trees as far as the eye can see. As a stained glass artists I am often […]
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Last month I was asked by Velux, The Daylight Project, to write a small article on how light affects my work. In amongst all the information I was conveying, I failed to add that as the days get longer so my energy levels rise! Spring has well and truly sprung and here in The Surrey […]
A bit of a sad reflective Blog today. A few weeks ago one of my close friends died suddenly. We hadn’t seen him for about a year but still think of him and his wife as close and dearly loved friends. He was born in the same year as me and so it focusses the […]
I am so happy today following one of the loveliest testimonials I have received in a long time. My customer was a pleasure to work with (no I’m not just saying that ) Her clear understanding of the craft, the glass and its properties, made it an easy job for me. We spent hours choosing […]
This month I’m chuffed to be Kirstie Allsopps number 1 craft course in the country! Bless her cotton socks! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/9617357/Kirstie-Allsopp-on-the-best-craft-courses.html
Welcome to a foggy Tuesday 23rd October! Can anyone help?? I’m looking for a supplier of cool looking inexpensive gift boxes, white flat ones i.e. no deeper than 10cm. I have a variety of sizes I’m looking for 200mm x 200mm 120mm x 120mm 90mm x 90mm 150mm x 150mm Any suggestions will be gratefully […]
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Been a hectic summer hasn’t it? The great weather passed us by in a flurry of family commitments, French cottage sale and subsequent emptying! Trying to work full time in amongst that has been a challenge but I’ve managed to keep the commissions going.
Today I finally completed cutting of my two front door Autumn Seed Head panels and got done work for the National Trust in the kiln.
There’s a lot of machine made obscured glass in these panels, to give the appropriate level of privacy. These go either side of a front door, encapsulated into sealed units, so this obscured glass is essential.
I have managed to sneak in some beautiful pieces of mouth blown to depict the seed heads.
And following my visit last week to English Antique Glass company, cut into one of my twelve purchases!
Tomorrow I’ll start painting. An absorbing part of the process. It’s a bit late in the day for mixing up paint now, annoyingly!
First thing tomorrow I’m taking measurements and templates ( or rather my colleague John is while I enjoy the churches other stained glass again!) for the church window I designed in April 2017. Yes, it takes a while for things to get approval but the important thing is, we did...
I’ll do a whole separate post for this next week.
Have an enjoyable, if blustery, evening x ... See MoreSee Less
Just spent a good hour and a half choosing 12 sheets of exquisite glass at English Antique Glass company. Really lovely to chat to everyone and share stories about ‘the business’. I had to stop at twelve but could have carried on all day! 🤣
Their shelves are full and they’re blowing lots of fabulous glass. ... See MoreSee Less