Now showing at a new gallery in Winchcombe:
21 Bull Lane
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10-4
Working in my garden studio in the Cotswolds, I make stained glass panels to hang against windows, and I create larger panels to commission, to be set in window and door frames. I also make glass for the garden.
I am inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, by early twentieth century design and by glass itself. I incorporate elements of medieval fantasy seen in ancient buildings and manuscripts and my love of gardens.
In the traditional way, I create a design, choose and cut the glass, lead, solder and cement it. The full beauty of working in stained glass comes with the painting. I have developed medieval skills in using the ancient dark paints and the yellow stain which gives stained glass its name. Painted and stained pieces may go into the kiln several times – it is a long process which creates a piece of lasting beauty.
As an artist, painting in watercolour and acrylic is an increasingly important part of my practice.
In normal times I enjoy teaching stained glass in my studio. Please contact me through my website if you are interested, or if you would like to discuss your ideas for a commission.