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!
Last weekend saw me travel to Oxfordshire to help launch Project Resound, an exciting new glass scheme for the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Blewbury. The project has been underway for several months under wraps and it’s great to share the project as it goes forward.
The scheme is comprised of stained glass designed by myself, complimented by two banks of mirrors and lighting designed in collaboration with Linda Norris in the guise of Studio Melyn.. Together, the two elements create a contemporary art work for the community. You can read more about the launch at the Blewbury Window’s very own facebook page ….at Project Resound