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 20, 2010
Tags: Amy Mccarthy, bespoke, blue., bunting, commission, craft, cutting, design, Devon, Exeter, gifts, handmade, http://folksy.com/shops/amyorangejuice, lead, recycled, toilet, toilet window, traditional methods
I have been busily working my way through my 7 windows, in fact, I am half way through the last one, but I have run out of lead at an inopportune moment! So the last window has come to a stand still till my lead arrives on Tuesday! But here are some pic’s of the other finished transom light and the cut pieces for the last ‘loo’ window
Anyway, this hold up has allowed me to finally get on with a little idea I have had for a while to make some stained glass bunting and I am very impressed with the result, I hope you are too! They are available to buy at my folksy shop and would make a really good summer gift. Oh, and they are all made from reclaimed waste glass, so easier on the environment too!
I also posted off another small commission piece today, which is a customised version of my Morrocan panel, to fit the customers window. I am pleased with the results of this one too and hope it gets to its new home safely!