Rachel Phillips is an artist who lives and works in the beautiful Preseli Hills of West Wales. She has chosen to work with stained glass for its unparalleled intensity of light and colour.
She designs and makes new architectural glass work for churches, castles, private and public buildings as well as restoration work. She also makes smaller scale bespoke glass pieces using traditional stained glass techniques such as glass painting, staining and etching and lectures in traditional stained glass techniques at the Swansea School of Glass, University of Wales Trinity St David and is part of the Centre of Applied Glass Research there.
In 2016 she and her long-time creative partner, Linda Norris, formed Studio Melyn to facilitate their increasing body of collaborative projects which has included windows for two World Heritage sites, Conwy Castle and Beaumaris Castle.
A commission for a bold and beautiful windows based on crewel embroidery and the garden for a house in Cumbria was installed at the end of April, much to the delight if myself and the client….a short film about the project can be seen here