Sunday, 15 September 2019

David Woolfson

Beautiful work exhibited today by David Woolfson at The New Artist Fair, The Truman Brewery (off Brick Lane), stunning, glowing images on acrylic glass...

The background shows works from 'The Undiscovered Planets' series.

To see more of David's amazing work and contact the artist please visit David's website here

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Nice Mention!

On the Virtual Museum of Poole Pottery, a fascinating well researched site that you can spend a very long time browsing!

Front door panels inspired by a Tony Morris design of pollarded trees and adapted by Ian Marshall.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Tail of Amazing Mr Fox!

A beautiful fox was settled into a garden in Lewisham, London.

Photo by Julie Brooke

Sadly after some building works the fox moved on and became a less frequent visitor. The fox was greatly missed and so the homeowners looked for another way to remember him. On the internet they came across a beautiful illustration by Warren Austin...

Like their fox this fox captured that look of  'your world might be over there but I've got my own business to conduct!'. Inspired by this design and with Warren's permission a door set was created...

Photo by Julie Brooke

Photo by Julie Brooke

The panels are a mix of handmade and textured glasses old and new, here's the blue phase...

Just soldered...

The panels incorporate cast glass swirls, faceted jewels, lenses and roundels...

The door was routered out by carpenter Phil Charles to create extra depth...

Photo by Julie Brooke

The panel was fitted with supporting glass at the front and shaped bar on the inside...

Photo and glazing by John Mahoney

Perfect fit bar by Jo Adkins 

If you too have been smitten by Mr Fox, Warren sells these badges that are available on his website.

Purchase from

 When evening falls, there's business to conduct...

Night photo by Nick Brooke

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Computer Generated Art

Coming from such a labour intensive world where, if you could transport back to the medieval era, the tools and the processes would all be familiar, it seems amazing how, at the touch of a few keys beautiful intricate art works can be created. Peter Garretty is a software designer who does just this creating cutting edge artwork which has the faceted look of stained glass...

See more of this beautiful work on the Painting By Code website.

Monday, 15 October 2018

How Long?!!!

What has happened to the Summer? Was it really June the last time I blogged! Here's a quick round up of some of the jobs since then...

New fanlights (left) to match existing original panels (right), St Mary Magdalene RC Church, Brockley, South East London.

Fitting the new fanlights.
Restoration of damaged original door panel.

Full restoration of a beautiful door panel in Charlton with some unusual textured glasses...

Traditional Victorian style new front door panels in Honor Oak...

Original street style.

Watercolours exploring ideas for adding more detail / colour by the client.

 Finished door panels.

On site repair of one cracked pane with matching (old stock) glass in Ladywell.

Partial repairs and restoration of a beautiful original door set in New Cross. 

More photos to follow...

Rebuild of an original 1930's door panel in Charlton keeping the different types of Arctic glass used for repairs over the years.

Panel bowing.

Rebuilt panel with added support bar.

Rebuilding and reshaping of porch door panels to go into smart new doors in Bromley.

Original porch door panels

 New doors made by Ben Bater.

On site repairs Hither Green.

New door panel to match existing door panel salvaging old glass from damaged panel.

Matching up to the existing panel.

New matching panel.

 Copying design elements from an original late 1800's Diaphanie panel...

to create 4 new stained glass panels...

 With painted detail by Flora Jamieson.

Panels altered and prepared to go into sealed units...

New fanlight in traditional, Victorian style, Greenwich...