Leaded round panel with a hare and moon painted in kiln fired glass paints and lustre. Inspired by the Indian folk tale of the same name
Archive for March, 2014
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This panel was installed last week, it fills a window between the kitchen and dining room in a 1930’s house in Exeter. The opening between the front and back of the house allows more light into the kitchen area as well as a wonderful focal point for both rooms.
Every commission comes with a brief and I managed to create a design that had bright colours and bamboo and water with dragonflies.
There is a pleasing sense of movement in the bamboo due to using Spectrum Water Glass and I have painted the shading and detail onto the bamboo stems.
I have used a mixture of antique mouth blown glass and modern Spectrum Glass. I have used traditional glass paints and luster which have been fired in the kiln. This is a big panel and to give it extra strength I have used some internal reinforcing and a rigid metal frame.
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