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’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………