This Autumn has been so beautiful and warm, the workshop has been a hive of restoration projects. The door has been wide open and sunshine pouring in lighting up the somber spaces.
Stained glass commissions
I began working on restoring windows in September in a lovely church once called the ‘Beacon on the hill’ in Bowden hill near Lacock. I am re-leading and re-painting broken quarries for eleven windows in all, it is quite a steady flow of energy into the repairs. Some quarries are the same colours but different designs, some windows are replaced with gorgeous clear English Antique glass, lovely thick hand made glass. Restoration is the key element in the workshop for the coming month until Christmas and into Spring.
The Glaziers Fair
I recently took a part in sharing a stall at the Glaziers fair at Glaziers hall, London Bridge, London. It was their second time running the fair and it encompassed a vast range of stained glass, Tiffany glass, fused and printed glass. There were makers from all over the country as far as Birmingham, Yorkshire and Scotland as well as Wiltshire, Wales, Surrey and Sussex. Next time I shall have a larger stall, selling a range of my glass designs large and small.
I shall also be exhibiting a range of my paintings which are also for sale at the Poppies cafe of Bradford on Avon, Westbury gardens, Wiltshire. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocalMaps-g209965-d10821357-Poppies_Tea_Rooms-Area.html My work shall be there from the 1st December till the 31st January 2017.
Until the winter weather sets in and animals hibernate too! Be creative in small ways if you can as this can lead to great imaginative things. Have a colourful and productive November!