A very English Mermaid

I have just finished a front door transom light for a lovely family in Exmouth. They have been renovating their Victorian terrace and my design is one of the finishing touches. The brief was to create a mermaid panel with some turquoise and to blend with the decor of the house. The mermaid was to reflect the British coast, with cool colours and also still let light into the hall way.

I used a range of Spectrum and cathedral glass for the window, using the textures and patterns of the glass to add a sense of movement to the piece and I acid etched tiny sea life into the mermaids hair and the rocks at the bottom of the sea. The mermaids limbs were cut from opalescent glass with an iridescent sheen, which gives her an extra magical glow.

The main challenge with the panel was fitting the detail into a very long, thin panel and I kept the lines as simple as possible.

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2 Responses to “A very English Mermaid”


  1. 1 layla January 31, 2011 at 12.48

    I love this. I bet their hall looks fab now. Jealous!

  2. 2 layla February 20, 2011 at 12.48

    You were nominated for a Styish Blogger Award!
    Please see my blog post for details.
    http://wheremylifeis.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-bloggers.html

    Keep up the good work AOJxx


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