Way back in 2009 I took part in a series hosted by Kirstie Allsopp, “Kirstie’s Homemade Home” was a great success for her and it boosted sales of my courses too. The programme was seen by my customer who then commissioned me to make this window for their barn conversion! They have transformed their barn into an amazing space. They live upstairs but the larger part of the room is given over to music! Instruments of every kind adorn every wall and surface. There is an old church pulpit and lots of lovely antique church paraphernalia about the place. Loads to feast the eyes on!
I set about designing the panel after an initial meeting and after a few re designs and tweaks we settled upon this design. I wanted to incorporate some actual music and theses lines were chosen by my customer as being important to them. I’ve cut these in a thin mouth blown white opal, this shows up beautifully at night as well as during the day and also bring it forward within the window adding depth.
There are various musical instruments depicted within the window, a violin and viola, organ pipes and flute and an ancient harp. Piano keys are set around the centre and the circle designs are loosely based on the clock in St Marks Square, Venice with the roundels and jewels representing the stars.
We finally fitted the window into the music room in June 2012.