Creative Mind I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. When I landed on my career as a stained glass artist in 1986, I quickly learned that I had found my niche, my raison d’être as we say in English. It all fell into place. The tools that feel clumsy and unyielding in […]
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Entries by Amanda Winfield
As you may or may not know I have been designing and making bespoke stained glass and fused glass for over a quarter of a century! I love it now as much as ever if not more and throughly enjoy both the commissioning process and taking my courses. This is giving me a wonderful ‘family’ […]
I had a year off last year! Not the whole year you understand, just from ‘doing’ Christmas Fairs. I use them as a way of advertising my work and I need to have stuff to sell so it’s a great opportunity for me to break out of the architectural stained glass mould and burst into […]
What a sad week, we are now down to 1 little piggy. Wilbur was the first to go followed by his hutch mate Kevin who we think died of a broken heart. Gone to join Skye the first Collie Dog and Indie the first cat in the garden! Bingo, bulging eyes and all is still […]
It’s not easy running your own business as anyone who does so will tell you. Add in 2 children, a dog, 2 cats and 3 guinea pigs and a husband who often works nights and it all gets a bit hectic around here. Meals are a bonus! However I like to think have achieved a […]
This Blogging lark has got me mystified. Could this be the reason I am so terrible at keeping up with it? This is my first Blog in a year! Who is really interested? Unless I can write something of real merit with meaty long, high falootin words (not sure if High Falootin is spelt this […]
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Been a bit quiet of late because my right hand is v poorly. I thought it was on the mend but putting a couple of projects in on Saturday prompted, finally, a visit to the doctor. So onwards...
this was what we put in on Sat. To match the next doors original panel.
The door was dipped and all those beads no longer fitted! Once filled, sanded and painted it will look amazing. ... See MoreSee Less
All cut ready to lead despite trigger thumb! Learnt how to use the pistol grip cutter. As my students will know I was hopeless with that, not anymore 😁 I’ve now got some great old ani inflams from the doc and so together with my hand brace I am forging ahead!
I suppose after all these years of constant work my hands were bound to suffer.
15 leads to polish today ready for encapsulation and I’ve learnt how to use my left hand! Quite a feat for me I can tell you. ... See MoreSee Less