Published November 1, 2016
Art in Devon , stained glass
Tags: Amy Mccarthy, art glass, bespoke, commission, craft, Derbyshire landscape, design, Devon, Exeter, glass, green, handmade, landscape, lead, light green, Malborough, painted glass, panel, rabbits, stained glass, stained glass panels, traditional methods, trees, turquoise, window, window decoration, yellow
I have just finished three panels were commissioned for a house near Malborough, in Derbyshire and they will sit next to each other horizontally. The family love the rolling hills, dry stone walls, sheep and fields of vegetables in the local area. The left hand panel shows their own house, the middle a view of the local market square and the right hand panel incorporates sheep drawn from their own photographs. Other personal symbols are included, from flying geese to small rabbits to entertain their grand children.
The panels are for an internal wall between the kitchen and the dining room, the limited colour palette fits with the kitchen colour scheme and they will bring interest, light and colour into a restored country cottage. They are made using traditional leading techniques and I have painted the glass with traditional kiln fired glass paints.
Published January 31, 2011
Tags: acid etching, Amy Mccarthy, art, artisan, bespoke, blue., coast, commission, craft, design, Devon, Exeter, fish, front door, glass, handmade, lead, mermaid, ocean, orange, panel, rocks, sea, sea life, stained glass panels, tail, traditional methods, turquoise, underwater, water, window decoration, yellow
I have just finished a front door transom light for a lovely family in Exmouth. They have been renovating their Victorian terrace and my design is one of the finishing touches. The brief was to create a mermaid panel with some turquoise and to blend with the decor of the house. The mermaid was to reflect the British coast, with cool colours and also still let light into the hall way.
I used a range of Spectrum and cathedral glass for the window, using the textures and patterns of the glass to add a sense of movement to the piece and I acid etched tiny sea life into the mermaids hair and the rocks at the bottom of the sea. The mermaids limbs were cut from opalescent glass with an iridescent sheen, which gives her an extra magical glow.
The main challenge with the panel was fitting the detail into a very long, thin panel and I kept the lines as simple as possible.
Published September 10, 2010
Tags: Amy Mccarthy, art, artisan, bespoke, blue., boat, boats, coast, commission, dartmoor, design, Devon, Exeter, front door, glass, green, handmade, landscape, lead, panel, sail, sail boat, sea, seascape, seaside, stained glass panels, stripey, stylised, traditional methods, turquoise, waves, white, window
My recent seascape commission panel is finished and I am very pleased with it! It will be fitted into the new front door of a house in a local village. The brief of the commission was to suggest a landscape, preferably with sea and if possible with boats in without being too busy/complicated as it is a small window (37 x 18 cm). I am pleased with the results, all the different blues and turquoise look fabulous with the sun streaming through.
Published March 22, 2010
Tags: Amy Mccarthy, artisan, bespoke, blue., commission, craft, design, Devon, Exeter, gifts, green, handmade, http://folksy.com/shops/amyorangejuice, lead, Moorish, panel, red, stained glass, Turkish, turquoise, window decoration, yellow
I prepared lots of different designs for the current commission I am finishing off and some of them I liked quite a lot. So I am working them up into small gift panels to sell on my folksy shop, here is the first, based on Turkish tile and stained glass designs and using left over glass from the big commission. I am also using a newly sourced extra thin lead as I am really working on getting my cutting extremely accurate. I am happy with the result
I always like to have one of my Art Deco inspired fish in my shop and this is my latest version of my design. I have used some lovely pieces of glass for this one and even some of my own acid etched glass. This time with a star motif