Hampshire View

Hampshire View, Alton.

I finished this panel just in time for my customers to fit it into a hatch in their kitchen.

For the design I used a picture or two they gave me of a view from their house. I have bent the rules a little by putting the wildlife pond in the foreground instead of in line with the walnut tree, but hey this is artistic licence!

The dragonfly wings are cut in a very lacy looking glass and simply glimmer when the sun shines. Our sweet little frog looks happy in the corner on his lily pad and I have used fusing techniques to give the field the look of a corn field with poppies.

It was a fiddly job as there are loads of different pieces of glass but well worth the extra effort. I used mouth blown, machine made and some of my own hand made glass within this panel.