Monday, 25 June 2018

'The Secret' retold in stained glass!

I recently completed a lovely commission for Anita Klein. The work involved converting Anita's print of 'The Secret' into a stained glass panel.

Anita Klein print of 'The Secret'.

With the strong lines, shape and bright colours Anita's work converts very well into stained glass.
Anita painting the detail.

Leading up the painted and silver stained panel.

It is amazing how different the panel looks at different times of the day in changing light levels. 

Photo courtesy of Anita Klein.

The panel will begin it's new life in a yoga studio in Barcelona. It was a lovely job to have been given the opportunity to work on. To see more of Anita's beautiful work in stained glass and other media click here.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Thames-Side Open Studios 9 -10th June 2018

Our Open Studios are coming up this weekend. We are open both Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 6pm though I am open just Saturday this weekend so please do come along then if you are free. Thames-Side Studios is a fantastic venue with nearly 500 studios of artists, makers and designers. Leatherwork, picture framing, painting and drawing, carpenters fashion design, tailoring, jewellery, conservation and restoration, laser cutting, book-binding, clock making and product design are just some of the trades, arts and crafts represented. It's a large site and luckily there are 3 homemade food cafes (one with river terrace view) to pick you up again!

Hope to see you on Saturday in studio Trinity Wharf - 05!

More info can be found here...

Thames-Side Studios
Harrington Way
Warspite Road
SE18 5NR

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Briar Rose Glass?

I recently had an enquiry asking if anyone knew what this glass is called and anything about it? The customer believes it may be called Briar Rose.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Dulwich Artists Open House

Tomorrow is the last day of the Dulwich Festival and last opportunity to see the beautiful fused glass work of Sue King and our Glass Maids collaboration.

Work is available for sale at Sue's garden studio... 

located at 32 St Francis Road SE22 8DE.

You can also see more of Sue's work at Suzanne James caterers, 57 North Cross Road...

and more Glass Maids work!

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Angela Muntus

Angela is a talented glass artist based at Thames-Side Studios, she produces beautiful fused work. Sadly this year she will miss our yearly Open Studios, though for a happy reason! Below are some examples of her latest work and are available to purchase directly from Angela via her email; Prices range from £25 - £100. Inspiration and ideas come from nature. Further info in our Open Studios to follow...

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Art Deco Modernism!

Some designs are hard to classify crossing styles and proving how fluid and adaptable a 'period style' can be. These panels make the most of the enormous range of textured glasses produced (mainly) by Chance Brothers and later Pilkingtons across a span of 100 or so years but also mixed in some hand made glasses. A list of many of the glasses used is at the end of this blog...

Thank you to Jean Letherby and her husband for giving me this beautiful lens amongst other glass samples saved from their long career as theatre lighting designers.

Textured glasses used; Muranese, Spotlyte, Festival, Pilkingtons no's 1,2 and 3! Arctic (green, blue and clear), Muroglass, Borealis, Sparkle, Cross Reed, Half Inch Reed, Rivuletta, Ribbed Rolled, Corded, Fibroid, Flemish, Crackle, Japanese, Lustre, Masterpoint, 'Stars and Swirls', Fleur, Orbit, Stipolyte, Luminating, Pacific, Starburst, Glistre, Corella, Rimpled, acid etched, Master Carre, Kokomo. Handmade; Green Venetian, Danziger, Hartley Wood, Saint-Just, English Antique Glass and Tatra. Plus a few other glasses that I do not know the names of!

Thank you to Pete True and his father for saving the small arctic glass from his garage doors, thank you to David Encill for generously giving me his Festival glass.   

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Open Studios Summer 2018 - dates for your diary!

Just heard we have our yearly Open Studios at Thames-Side Studios, Woolwich, 9th and 10th June, 12 noon - 6pm. Please check back again - more info to follow...