Saturday, 28 October 2017

Sue King Glass

I recently fitted some door panels for my amazing friend and glass colleague Sue King. Sue is one of those rare people equally talented across a range of disciplines; glass artist, interior designer, project manager, shop and gallery manager are just a few of the roles she is skilled in, soon she will add Art Therapist to her titles!

Sue's glass work is predominately fused work so unlike leaded panels you are left with pure colour mixes which give a vibrant and lively effect. Sue makes a range of products from giftware like small wall panels and platters, through to large scale work for public buildings e.g. hospitals, hotels and domestic interiors. Though you might not immediately think of fused glass for your front door in an older style of house it can look equally as stunning as more traditional work...

Interior design work for Guys Hospital.

Interior screen for Newham Hospital.

If you would like to see more of Sue's work you can visit her website here; Sue King Glass or better still meet her in person, see her amazing work along with the opportunity to purchase a unique gift at Cockpit Arts Open Studios; 1 - 3 December, 18 - 22 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 3DZ. Opening times: Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat + Sun 11am – 6pm. 11am to 2pm free on Friday

Friday, 20 October 2017

A Beautiful Street

Way back in 2011 I completed some panels for a front door in Dulwich...

The door was made to match the street design which most of the houses still fortunately have. The stained glass work was based on the neighbours original pattern but made with colour and texture preferences.

Different textured glasses were used to add sparkle and pick out features...

Night-time view.

It was a pleasure to work on this design and for a customer so keen to restore the original look of the house. Below are some photos of the original leaded panels of this design.

On recommendation I recently completed work on another house along the street. Though the doors and side panels are all the same this design was slightly different.

Again we used a mix of clear and textured glasses.

The original side panels had a pink glass in the centre of the flower. This glass often known as 'true pink' is one of the most expensive glasses containing gold to make the beautiful bright pink colour. In the door panels we used part of an original Norman slab also made with gold to match the chunky, hand-made streaky look. Both doors (including shaped bead!) were skillfully made by carpenter Alex Duncan.

Below are more examples from along the street with different coloured glasses and styles...

Each one with it's own charm.