Posts Tagged 'sunset'

First finished photographic printed stained glass panel!

After much experimenting with a special printable transfer paper on which I print out photographic images I have finished this piece, Sunset, Teasels and sea. The transfers are carefully floated onto the cut glass pieces and heated to a high temperature in the kiln to bond with the glass and then I lead the panel together as usual. The glass is given a grainy, slightly mat side from contact with the kiln shelf at high temperatures and the sepia of the printed image combine to give a really nice retro, old photograph atmosphere. There will be more of this kind of thing soon, but for now its for sale in my Folksy shop

The photograph used here I took on Branscombe Beach, Devon at sunset looking out to sea and the panel is framed in a specially made recycled wooden frame.

 

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My collaboration so far……….

I have been hoping to get on with my collaboration with Lynwoodcrafts this week, but other things, like going camping, kept getting in the way.

Firstly I had to make more brooches, 139 to be exact as everywhere is selling out fast and I have been busy with my Florence rooftops panel commission, which I need to finish in time for the couple’s wedding, it is starting to shape up now and I have cemented it today. I still have to clean it up and add some windows to the cathedral, but I will finish it tomorrow.  The numbering is so I can work out where each piece of the jigsaw goes easily and will wash off.

Anyway, I have finally chosen and cut the glass for my version of a Lynwoodcrafts brooch (see below post for details) and the white tree shapes is PVA glue drying. It is the resist for the etching creme I will add tomorrow to etch the silhouettes of trees into the glass. After that I will lead and finish it with paterna to darken the solder joins and buff with stove black.

Sue (Lynwood herself) is camping for the weekend, but we will reveal our finished items at the same time Sunday or Monday. Hers is looking fabulous! I do think she is a very talented super camping mum!

Colaborating with another artist

I have just started a project with another artist on Folksy, the wonderful Sue from Lynwoodcrafts . We have chosen an item from each others shop and are designing our own interpretation of it.

Sue makes wonderful miniature embroidered and woven scenes and landscapes, mostly in the form of brooches and pendants and I adore her work, so I hope I can do it justice! It will be very interesting to see how the soft tactile textures of Sue’s work contrast with the hard glass and metal textures of mine. But a love of the coast and landscape and nature runs through both our work so we do have lots of common ground. Here are the pieces we have chosen from each others shops

I have got as far a working cartoon so far, I cannot start making it till I have been to my glass merchant on Monday as I need more glass!

I intend to use a wonderful dark streaky purple cathederal glass for the dark purple blue sections and another great streaky orange and yellow streaky for the sunset section. I will acid etch the tree silhouettes onto the glass


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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