Published January 15, 2013
Tags: bird, birds, contemporary stained glass, direct printing, experimenting with print, fish, glass, glass experiments, kiln fired glass paint, lino cut, mono prints, printing, stained glass
The Christmas and rush and New Year lull have passed and I am slowly working out what this year has in store!
I have a couple of great commissions to get started on and lots of exhibitions lined up for later in the year, but this week is all about printing on glass. I have been experimenting with this for sometime now and I have joined a print artist collective at TAAG in Teignmouth to help me get back on my printing feet (its been a long time since I used these techniques).
I am quite pleased with some of the results, see what you think, they are direct mono prints, lino cut prints and block prints using polystyrene and foam.
Published April 11, 2012
Tags: affordable gifts, art, Bird Cage, birds, British design, coloured glass, Devon, fine art, glass, hand painted, handmade gifts, lead, lettering, love birds, paint, painted glass, personalised wedding gift, stained glass, vintage inspired
My new design for the summer was launched at the Craft Hub Spring fair last weekend and I already have several custom orders for summer wedding gifts! So the new design is a vintage style bird cage with 2 hand painted love birds sitting in it on clear, seedy glass.All made using traditional leading and painting techniques, just like church stained glass windows, these panels are fresh and contemporary and will look great in any home. On my first batch I have painted the words love birds into the coloured glass areas and they are perfect for any sunny window; however, they come into their own when the love birds inscription is changed to the names of a happy couple for a wedding, engagement or anniversary. I can also make these in any colour, one of my current commissions is to use blue and yellow glass as this is the colours of the brides favourite football team! Fancy one? I have 3 sizes for every pocket, from £45 to £8. Have I solved your present problems? Then order one off my website or my folksy shop!