Saturday, 7 May 2022

Geometric Style

This lovely simple design is called a boxed quarry. The glasses are a mix of new and vintage textured  glasses to blend in with the existing fanlight. Although a traditional Victorian design it can really look very contemporary...

Photos Courtesy of John Stevens.

Monday, 31 January 2022

Art Deco Style!

 It's always great to work with customers' ideas and transform them into something beautiful. For this commission the customers knew roughly the type of look they wanted, something Art Deco and dramatic! They had the great idea of using electric tape, easy to remove / play around with, to indicate lead lines on their existing door...

A few aspects of the design were changed as the pieces were quite large and not ideal for art glass and a few embellishments were added.

Glasses used were a mix of old and new glasses and chosen specifically for their light catching properties and subtle shades of amber.

  
Glasses checked in changing light.

The result!



Saturday, 22 January 2022

Transformation!

 It's always a pleasure to work on the beautiful houses in New Cross, London. The work consisted of a new door set of panels with fanlight above and separately a dining room fanlight.

Photo Courtesy of Tracey Gobey.

The design is adapted from the street design with preferred colours / textured glasses chosen. Some original Victorian glasses were recycled and built in; the amber Japanese around the painted centres and plum coloured Muranese cross shapes. 


The beautiful painted centres with Gerbera flowers and 4 insects hold significance for the customers and were exquisitely painted by Flora Jamieson.





The dining room panel is an adaptation from an original Victorian sun design panel.

Photo courtesy of Tracey Gobey

It incorporates some antique diamond shaped jewels from 2 sets of lantern panels (photos below) and recycled glass from some Pinewood Studios panels used in the set for the recent film Black Widow!

Photo courtesy of Tracey Gobey
All fitting by the amazing John Mahoney.


Lantern panels salvaged by a keen eyed friend! 

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Happy New Year 2022!

 As promised here are some stunning close ups of the 5th miracle window recently on display at the 'Thomas Becket; murder and making of a saint' exhibition at the British Museum....




















Friday, 24 December 2021

Happy Christmas 2021


 Wishing You A Very Happy Christmas and All Best Wishes for 2022

Detail from The Miracle Windows, Canterbury Cathedral

More close ups of these amazing windows to follow... 

Friday, 29 October 2021

Surface Texture

 Often overlooked in the rush to choose colours but it can be just as interesting...





Sparkle

 I recently completed this job for a glazing company. The brief was to make new fanlights to match the door panel and original panels elsewhere in the house. Also to restore an existing side panel and make the set 'work' as a whole. Using my contacts I was able to source the original background glass  which is no longer made and had in stock good matches to the other glasses.