Stained Glass can enhance the ambience of any internal space shedding warm colourful light, creating privacy or adding a visual accent. It provides the practical requirements of allowing light to enter a building but also creates a dramatic external feature at night when the building is internally lit.
Commissioning a piece of stained glass is not a daunted prospect. I work closely with all my clients regardless of the scale of project they may have in mind, and drawing from our experience and their specific requirements I strive to achieve the best solution.
My approach to creating stained glass is very versatile. I can work within the perimeter of a window frame but I also relish the opportunity to move beyond a two-dimensional surface using traditional leadwork but also incorporate more modern approaches such as copper foil and appliqué. This allows me to construct 3-dimensional pieces as well as flat panels. These can be suspended, free standing or wall-mounted pieces,
I incorporate all the traditional techniques of painting; staining; acid and sandblasted etching; leading and foiling into my works and can also introduce screen-printing and airbrushing.
I use an extremely wide range of glasses from European mouthblown antiques with the quality of mediaeval glass to the flamboyant American glasses reminiscent of Tiffany’s windows.
I also produce my own kiln formed glass using fusing and casting techniques.