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!
I’ve not blogged for ages,…if I’m honest it’s because I’ve been having a dalliance with Facebook and the wondrous Instagram with regards to work photos …..and they are very good for immediacy but I’ve realized that the website is the best place to collate and reflect on finished work and be a gallery for these things as they are completed as, inevitably, I get drawn into other things as time moves on and forget to draw a line under each project.
So I sit down, at the start of this new year of 2018, to dust off my website and recollect the things that have happened since I last passed this way. I shall be attempting to stock the shelves with in-date items, throw away a few mouldy ones and bring myself up to the present and integrate the wonderful worlds of social media to make things a bit more streamlined. Hoorah!! So for now, as I have just been talking to someone about the joys of commissioning a stained glass piece as a gift, here is a little you tube film I put together tonight about a panel I was commissioned to do in 2016 that never really got documented………