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...

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!