Stained Glass Sun, Handcross, West Sussex.

Using traditional skills of stained glass painting and acid etching I created this cheerful panel of decorative glass work.

This piece is in a light box set into the wall of a private house and is made using 2 sheets of glass, one flashed blue on white and the other flashed ruby on white. I etched away the sun and then the detail was painted and fired. The two pieces are fixed together in a wooden frame.

Flashed glass is fantastic and I love using this. It is glass which has one colour for the main body and has a very thin layer of another colour ‘flashed’ over the top. We can then apply a variety of acid resists from wax to plastic film and then immerse in a bath of hydrofluoric acid. The acid eats away at the unprotected areas of glass to reveal the design.