Friday, 24 April 2020

Love stained glass but don't have the space for something big?

Over the years I have made many small gift panels both bespoke and experimental, here is a small selection...
Art Nouveau Style

Thames Barge


Canadian Robin

Charlton supporting snowman!


Influenced by the talented Louis Barillet

Abandoned ski resort Canada

Greenwich Peninsula 2002


Open Studios 2009


Section from Saint Serge

Ships from an Art Nouveau Yearbook

Summer Fizz


Postcard from Vietnam

Windy day on Blackheath!

Got an idea - please get in touch, let's make it happen!

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Tower Bridge

It was a pleasure and a privilege to work for Glass Build Design recently, restoring a leaded diamond window for Tower Bridge.

Missing panes were replaced with matching old glass...

photo courtesy of Glass Build Design

restored window - middle, bottom, left. 

photo courtesy of Glass Build Design

Just plain glazing in diaper pattern but from an engineering marvel and one of London's best known icons!

photo courtesy of Frank Bridge - see more of his beautiful work here.

Though Tower Bridge is closed at the moment due to the Corona virus you can find out more about this landmark structure and it's changing programme of exhibitions on their website here.

Monday, 13 April 2020

Colourful celebration

This fanlight was recently completed for a friend I have known since childhood. A design was chosen from a pattern book and the challenge was to find glasses that reflected the uniqueness of a highly skilled (across a range of mediums; ceramics, sculpture, prints, paintings and games design!) and creative home. The glasses chosen were mostly vintage with a mix of handmade, machine made, colour and texture.

Hallway with beautiful colourful paintings by Joan Burr...

Pasting up glasses...

Leading up...

The panel in situ.

Paintings by Joan Burr...

Ceramics by Graham Burr from the V&A collection - click here for more information.

St Nicholas, Moreton, Purbeck.

We visited this beautiful airy church in Dorset last summer. Following on from wartime damage 13 new windows have been engraved by Lawrence Whistler, over some 30 years (1955 - 1985). It is interesting to see how he honed his skill over time. The last window that he made of Judas Iscariot, was initially rejected by the church, with the panel going to a museum instead. Eventually after Lawrence's death the window was installed but not 'allowed inside' the church so the window can only be viewed from the outside, walking around the church until you find it!

The 13th window - a wall is behind this panel making it appear black. you can just make out that Judas is shown hung by his neck and dropping the silver coins. 

The church is now closed following the corona virus pandemic but you can still visit the website to find out more here.

Time to update the blog....

In this scary time I thought I would take the opportunity to update the blog with both work undertaken and some beautiful glass work I have been lucky enough to see. So lets start with the awe inspiring work of Brian Clarke from his 2018 exhibition 'The Art of Light' at The Sainsbury Centre...