Stained Glass

Stained Glass Techniques

I use very traditional techniques in my glasswork. First I draw up the cartoon from my design and buy the coloured sheets of glass for the piece. I cut the glass and then do the painting and shading which gets fired onto the glass (a method that goes back to medieval times). Finally I will do any etching or engraving of figures and details that I do not want coloured. In some pieces I have incorporated fused glass, in this case the glass is combined and fired in a kiln. I use two techniques for fixing the glass together, in the more traditional method I fix the pieces of glass together with a metal ‘came’, this is H shaped and usually made of lead, and I also use zinc to give it strength. The came is then soldered, glazing cement put in and finally the whole piece polished. The other technique was developed by L.C.Tiffany during the Art Nouveau period. This involves wrapping copper foil round the glass and then soldering the pieces together, this technique makes it possible to create free standing 3d sculptures in the glass.

Bandstand Dreaming

Bandstand Dreaming

An Infinite Wave

An Infinite Wave

Small free standing foiled glass sculpture using foiled glass techniques. 2017
Citygulls

Citygulls

Foiled and painted glass. 2016
Flight

Flight

Standing piece based on Staithes, incorporating both foiled and leaded techniques with fused glass. 2016
A Flight Of Seagulls

A Flight Of Seagulls

Foiled and painted hanging. This is a new piece and is part of my birds series. 2016
A Fountain Of Pigeons

A Fountain Of Pigeons

Painted and foiled glass. 2016
How Do I Say This

How Do I Say This

The focus and concentration of communication contrasted to free movement, from seeds to birds.
Spinning

Spinning

A small piece celebrating movement for the Celebrations exhibition put on by CGS as part of the 2017 Glass Biennial at Stourbridge.
Away Up

Away Up

Fused glass, hanging piece using fused glass. 2016
Enclosed

Enclosed

Fused and painted glass. 2016
Diving

Diving

Etched glass hanging panel using zinc and lead came
Silence Reflecting

Silence Reflecting

Urban Dance

Urban Dance

In The Shadow Of The Sun Large

In The Shadow Of The Sun Large

Fashion Directly

Fashion Directly

Broken Arch

Broken Arch

Weeping Windows Flying

Weeping Windows Flying