Published April 30, 2015
Tags: Amy Mccarthy, art glass, bespoke, blue., clapper bridge, commission, contemporary stained glass, craft, dartmoor, Dartmoor scene, design, Devon, kiln fired stained glass, lead, rabbit, river, stained glass window, stream, toilet window, traditional leaded windows, tree, window
Just finished this little Dartmoor clapper bridge scene, for a house in a little village on the Moor. yet again my work is destined for a toilet window and it does make me chuckle how many bathrooms and toilets have one of my stained glass windows in them!
As usual I have cut the glass, painted my designs on to the pieces and then fired them in the kiln, before leading up the panel, soldering the joins and cementing all the gaps to make it water tight. I have added lots of little details to to give the piece interest including a little rabbit in the grasses and some fish swimming about in the river.
Published March 3, 2011
Tags: abstract, acid etching, Amy Mccarthy, art, Budleigh Salterton, cliffs, cornfields, craft, Devon, Exeter, Exmouth, green, hills, http://folksy.com/shops/amyorangejuice, landscapes, ocean, Otterton Mill, recycled, river, sea, seascapes, seaside, Sidmouth, stained glass, stained glass panels, summer, sunshine, traditional methods, trees, unique, walk, window
After a mammoth effort I got all my pieces for my latest exhibition to the gallery 4 hours before they started hanging, which is cutting it a bit fine! Otterton Mill is a lovely gallery space, craft shop, working Mill and award winning restaurant near Budleigh Salterton in Devon and this is my second exhibition with them, almost exactly a year a part. The works here are all inspired by local landscapes, from Poltimore House to Sidmouth beachand incorporate found objects, etching and acid etching, recycled glass. All the pieces are made using traditional stained glass leading techniques and some of them are framed in reclaimed tulip tree frames, commissioned from a local carpenter, which look lovely. I have 10 large pieces and several smaller items for exhibition and sale in the gallery, along side 2 other artists, the wonderful Robert Jennison and local artist Amy Cummins our work seems to compliment each other very well. I am glad I work in glass as it would be very daunting to be exhibiting paintings with such talented artists!
Anyway, below is a slide show of my pieces and the exhibition is free and runs from 5th March till 25th April, so please have a look if you are in the area.
Published September 19, 2010
Tags: abstract, acid etching, bespoke, blue., commission, detail, glass, green, Highlands, home decor, Mountain, panel, pathway, purple, river, Scottland, stained glass, Suilven, water, window, yellow
I got my first peak at the finished window yesterday, what do you think?