Posts Tagged 'hand painted'

Stained Glass Fish Window for a Bathroom

stained glass window shoal of fishThis large panel has just been installed to further obscure a large bathroom winstained glass painted fish detaildow; I make lots of windows for bathrooms and toilets and it is a great place to put a stained glass window as it adds privacy and interest to small rooms.  At just over a metre square its a striking feature which is visible through the bathroom into the upstairs landing. The window has been fixed in front of the existing textured double glazed panel and really livens up the space. All the fish are made with iridescent water glass and have been hand painted and kiln fired. The panel is leaded using traditional techniquesstained glass fish window shoal of fish, blue green yellow

Aloha Teignmouth!

Aloha Teignmouth Stained Glass Hibiscus flower Having relocated 12 miles from Exeter to South Devon last winter it is amazing to have our first summer in our seaside house!  I am finally back into a good work routine (these things are so dependant on the delicate family/ life balance) and I am preparing for a packed summer of shows and exhibitions!

stained glass hibiscus flower red and yellow paintedThe new house and my exhibition schedule have crossed over in a serendipitous way and I am making some panels which just so happen to be the right size for windows inseaside stained glass our house, so I can install them at home after they have been on tour.  Aloha Teignmouth has been designed for my kitchen door. We live in a 30’s semi with original internal doors and these doors have lovely proportions; but I cannot live with the existing frosted glass and view of the recycling boxes behind (what self respecting glass worker would) so I have made this homage to all things Hawaiian and tropical. This playful panel is intended to liven up our white and black kitchen scheme, obscure the less attractive aspects of modern life from indoors and is a great chance for me to work ‘off brief’. The view of the cliffs and beach huts in the background  of the panel is the view out of the main kitchen window; I do like it when I get to reference the settings of the windows in some way, windows after all are part of the houses architecture.

The outside world keeps on turning and Gloss Gallery summer show is already up and running, which I am pleased to be part of and as the summer holidays grow nearer I am feverishly working on my recycled sculpture for TRAIL 2014 and working towards my first Devon Open Studios in Teignmouth, I will be stained glass door panel 1930ssharing the TAAG gallery with 3 very talented artist friends and we are all working on new pieces for that.

stained glass beach huts detail

Anyway, the sun is shining and recycled washing machines do not turn themselves into sculptures, so I will head out into the Sunday sunshine.

Red Bamboo and Dragon flies

Bamboo and Dragon fly, bespoke stained glass window

Bamboo and Dragon fly, bespoke stained glass window

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 Dragon Fly and Bamboo Detailhave 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.

To find out what the differences between different types of glass are click here 

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My lovely love birds make excellent wedding gifts!

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!

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A new glass design! But how to sell it?

My new design is ready for the shops! My eldest daughter requested me make her some bunting spelling her name and it has come out so well I think it would make a really nice gift for a birthday, or a wedding decoration or gift  personalised with whatever name/word and colours you want. The lettering is simple and clear to read and each flag has a unique little hand painted folksy pattern on it in a vintage/gypsy style which are hand painted by me and fired in the kiln. They work out at £5 per letter, which makes it easy for customers to know how much they have to pay BUT I dont know how to do this on my online shops, do people have to buy lots of individual letters or should I do packs of 4 letters, 6 letters etc? Or do I just get people to email me and I list a custom item for each name? Any thoughts welcome!

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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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