I am a stained glass artist living and working in the beautiful Preseli hills of West Wales.
I've chosen glass as my creative medium for its unparallelled intensity of light and colour.
I specialise in traditional glass painting and work mainly to commission in the creation of new work for churches, private and public buildings in the form of windows or some other architectural application. I also make smaller scale bespoke glass pieces using traditional stained glass techniques such as glass painting, staining and etching.
Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m really happy to be part of two different exhibitions at the moment…partly because they are both alongside other artists I admire and respect and partly because they have both helped me create fledgling works during the lockdown period that are the seedlings of new directions….always exciting!
The first is ‘Journeys-Teithiau’ alongside five other stained glass artists which you can see dates and details of here .It is an online exhibition that has had a physical form in the last few months and may well continue into 2022
Centenary Exhibition Tour: Ely Cathedral 17 September – 31 October 2021 Winchester Cathedral 2 – 25 November 2021 National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Spring 2022 Wells Cathedral May – June 2022 International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge 26-29 August 2022 (dates and venues subject to change)
I’m delighted to share this short film documenting the creation of my latest stained glass window. It was made to celebrate the life and family of good friends of mine and was a joy and privilege to be involved with. It was inspired, in part, by the bold and colourful style of Jacobean and crewel embroidery in conjunction with the imagery and idea of the garden. It was made using combinations of sandblasted, painted, enamelled and stained glass to create a rich and varied palette of light and colour.
I asked Jacob Martin of MidNowhere Productions to photograph and film the process to see what it looks like through someone else’s eyes. I think he did a great job and if you are inspired to want some stained glass of your own, get in touch!
I’m doing research and development for new work and as happy as a pig in muck drawing at the British Museum this weekend – I spent most of my time looking at the Sutton Hoo finds as well as 6th- 9th century Scandinavian artifacts – including a whalebone tablet and bird-motif’d brooches, pictured below. I’m able to do this thanks to a Continuing Professional Development grant from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers! Watch this space for how it comes together!