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
Made for a house in Cumbria, this bold and beautiful window based on crewel embroidery, the garden and the Celebration of Life was installed at the end of April, much to the delight of myself and the client. A full write-up including a short film will soon be available to see.
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………
I’ve been involved in a lot of work recently project managing and making a new architectural glass commission, the Glass Beacon, for the home of the glass course in Alexandra Road, Swansea where I also lecture. It’s been a hard task, with a lot of expectation- some I know and some I am less aware of thankfully but, most of all I just wanted to help make a good thing for the glass college. It’s been a collaborative project and working with my colleagues has been great- so many talented and dedicated people.
The final piece of the jigsaw is the official opening next Friday on the 11th March, as part of a day conference. Details can be seen here: Glass Conference
I’m just looking forward to seeing the scaffolding come down and seeing it properly!