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From Dull Downstairs Toilet to Enchanted Forest

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I have just fitted this panel into a large downstairs toilet window, replacing the ugly textured glass that had been there since the 1970’s.  The house is a listed lodge in Higher Cemetery near my home in Exeter and was once the grounds keepers cottage; now it’s a family home. It was built in the Gothic revival style so popular at the time by architect Edward Ashworth and is great, quirky old building.

The panel needed to obscure the person sitting in the loo, have natural details and a large central tree; the clients love green and the panel has a large green border of streaky green glass which gives the small room a green hue, like you are in a forest. I have lino cut printed ivy leaves onto the bottom corners of the panel and the central landscape is packed with painted detail of grasses, leaves, animals and birds. It was quite a challenging window as it is a very big window in an extremely small room, so you see it from very close up, which is quite unusual for such a large, grand opening!

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Open Studios up and running!

Going to do a regular blog throughout Devon Open Studios  to show everyone how projects are coming along. These aren’t going to be very wordy, you get the idea from the photos!

Lovely sunshine this weekend and I have done quite alot of experimenting with lino cut printing onto glass (limited success) and cut a piece for Amber with her own design and she did some printing with me, with far better results! Did some conventional glass painting (which was fired in the kiln today), cut the glass for a new front door commission, laid the glue resist for an acid etched kitchen panel, had lunch with my family and talked to my lovely neighbour Kate.

Had 10 visitors this weekend, which probably isn’t very good but it was very sunny, so I hope everyone was at the beach enjoying the last of the sun instead!  Still plenty of time to come and visit, click here for times and days

Art in the Moor

Devon Artist Network’s Christmas exhibition is in full swing with a packed gallery of wonderful artwork by my fellow network members. I am always slightly overwhelmed with the standard of the other artists work and its great to be exhibiting along side such a talented bunch. From wooden carvings to large expressive oil paintings, all of the work captures a different mood of Dartmoor. If you find yourself in Princetown please take a look in The Duchy Centre, its a great base for a day out on the moor with plenty of cafe’s and good walks near by and the exhibition has something for all pockets, from £5 to £3,000, so its a great place to start your Christmas shopping!

Mosaic workshop

I had a great night last night teaching a stained glass mosaic workshop at Otterton Mill. Everyone seemed to embrace my way of working with found pieces of glass and they all managed to complete their piece in the time given (which was a relief!) I think they had fun. They all made really lovely pot stands and here are some photos of the evening.

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Lots of Angels!

I am currently working on a panel for a couple who have just moved house and want to make a special feature in their hallway. They are very fond of angels, so this is the theme I am working on. I have made 6 quick sketches and I will work whichever one they like best into a full cartoon to make the pattern from.
The window is long and thin, and not especially big, so the designs are quite simple and stylised to make the most impact. I intend to use vibrant Mediterranean blues and greens and have a small border to frame the panel and I hope to etch individual feather motifs into the border, as if they have just fluttered down from the angels wings.

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Getting better photos

I have spent the morning rephotographing some things in the bright spring sunshine we have been enjoying and I am getting better at product photography I think! My bunting is looking much better in the new shots……..

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I am a stained glass artist working in Exeter and a busy mum of 2; trying to carve a path through the tide of washing and children's toys that stands between me and making beautiful things.

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