Commissions – Architectural.
An internal window to celebrate the place that the customers live now. They want to be able to take the panel away when they finally move from Scotland.
This window leads your eye upwards from sea, to beach and to the hills and sky.
Many techniques are incorporated in to this window. Painted, curlews and bracken to an eagle in the sky.
Fused glass sea, and a panel in the sky symbolising the movement in the water and the changing colours of the sky.
The textures of the ripples left as the tide recedes is made by kiln carving and moorland plants have left their mark on the orange glass above the bracken.
These doors lead from the conservatory into the main house. Inside is the original exterior wall and window with diamond paned glass. These doors are the gateway from the old to the new. I designed these panels to reflect this. Taking the idea of the diamond panes but adding a modern twist and using the customers preferred colour, blue and painting the animals and birds seen in the garden on the clear panes.
This customer was moving from their house where they had spent many many years looking at this view. The width of the view prohibited me making a single piece in my small kiln. The customer wanted colour and texture in the piece.
A room divider to partially divide the dinning area from the sitting area. The customer has 3 young children so the panel was made with a wooden section at the bottom for safety. As the glass is 6mm thick it is also much safer than a window would be at this height.
The design was based on the family interests. The husband enjoyed climbing, so Tryfan was the inspiration for the top panel, the wife liked walking in the bluebell wood and the family enjoyed their holidays at Talland Bay. Making up the 3 panels which are linked with a swirl of textured clear glass running through the design and a part border on one edge. I worked with a local carpenter to make the surround who delivered and installed the finished piece.
An old doorway repurposed as a Gothic style window. The building opposite has a window the same shape. The client used a local builder to brick up the doorway and create a new arch and a local blacksmith to make the iron framework for the window to sit. The design is based on the history of the house which is partly a conversion from an old lime kiln and the original owner of the land who was an iron master from Nantyglo. The house is in the Brecon Beacons so Pen y Fan and a Red Kite feature in one panel too.
Glass is perfect for a bathroom or kitchen as it will not be affected by moisture. These are pieces designed and made for clients to use in these situations.
A pair of trophies for a croquet club to be awarded yearly.
A bright and cheerful window featuring coastal birds.
A very personal window waiting for Lockdown restrictions to be lifted to be installed in a front door.
Fan Gyhirych, Carreg Duon, Crai church, village hall and chapel. Plus other favourite images representing the couple.
A fused, painted and leaded panel.
The brief for this window was to make a dull door more interesting taking the subject matter from Wales and to depict 4 different mountain areas significant to the client. Snowdon, Pen y Fan, Machapuchare in Nepal and Machu Picchu in Peru. The colours to match another stained glass window.