Lotus Panel Tryptic

These panels were completed just before Christmas for a house in the centre of Exeter, in the very old part of the city, which is being totally renovated. They will run the full length of the wall, one above the other, from floor to ceiling  as a feature between the kitchen area and sitting area of an open plan living space. The panel with 2 flowers will be at the top and they will follow horizontally from there.

The design brief was to create lotus flower panels to fit with the colour scheme of the new kitchen and I have used light grey and green on green Spectrum water glass for the leaves and water, Spectrum wispy pink and white glass for the flowers and I have acid etched yellow cathedral glass for the centre of the flowers.  The design flows from top to bottom and I was inspired by designs in an Art Nouveau pattern book.

I have ensured all of the water glass pattern runs horizontally to mimic the ripples of water and the light transparency of this contrasts wonderfully with the semi translucent qualities of the pink glass, really making the flowers stand out from the panels. With all the terrible weather we have been having the building work has been slowed down, so they have not been fitted yet and I will add photos of them in place in due course, until then I am keeping them safe away from the building work!

The slide show below shows the process from drawings to finished panel.

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3 Responses to “Lotus Panel Tryptic”


  1. 1 Derek Jones January 13, 2011 at 12.48

    The photos are fantastic. The lotus flower panels fit the color scheme of the kitchen. The spectrum of colors for the glass panels fits the decor of the kitchen perfectly. As it increases in popularity, techniques and style have developed a great deal. Stained glass panels is a form of artwork. Glass panels can be unusual, luxurious, and unique. There is so much you need to find out before installing your glass panels because the right change can really have some advantages. A great first step to any kind of home improvement project, is doing some research with McGraw Hill’s Sweets Directory of construction products. Though I currently work for them, they honestly offer a lot of useful information, and offer some really helpful CAD details that you can download from their site. They have really helped me on a lot of my home improvement projects. I highly recommend them.

    • 2 amyorangejuice January 14, 2011 at 12.48

      Thank you for your comment, you sound like you have seen the panels in situ, have you????
      Yes I need to invest in CAD there is a special one for stained glass, its on my purchase list for this year

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