CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIO I am opening my studio for the day on Sunday 4th December all day 10am - 5.30pm ! A festive atmosphere with tea, mulled wine and mince pies ! I am very excited to welcome you all to my studio which is at the back of my home access down the cul de sac just off Harford road. Please open google maps and type Annie Mulholland Stained Glass. I have small and larger stained glass works for sale, glass decorations and stocking fillers, cards and prints of my designs. Courses … [Read more...]
Summer/Autumn in Wiltshire, England.
What a mysterious and surprising summer I have had at the studio in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. It was something of a much slower pace than I have been used to working, this was to the past months, the unrest of covid19 and it's effect on so many businesses including my own. But happy to say I have continued throughout and in the past two months I have never seen my inbox look so busy ! Wonderful people who need their doors repaired or new commissions designed and I can be of service again fully and … [Read more...]
A snowy start to Spring
Commissions Since the wintery cold set in around December it has consistently made sub zero temperatures at the studio. Especially the three day snowstorm! Once warmed up and kettle bubbling early on I stay warm working on my commissions. I have completed Spring and Summer of the four seasons project for a private home in Bradford on Avon. I am making cartoons of Autumn and Winter so they will soon be underway. The cornish seascape for a new oak door in Corsham is a stained glass that has … [Read more...]
Courses, Commissions, Exhibitions.
Courses I have posted the new dates for courses https://anniemulholland.com/courses/ that start this September. Feel free to call any time to enquire about the courses, if you don't see a date that suits your schedule, just call and I will see what I can do. I give courses for Art centres and the W.I. (Women's Institute) of Wiltshire so just ask about these day courses too. Enthuse your creativity and make a beautiful, colourful and lively stained glass. Commissions I have finished a … [Read more...]
December blues & Brightening days
Restoration and Repairs My stained glass workshop has a lot of restoration work and repairs! The windows I am restoring at the moment are from the bell tower of St Anne's, Bowden hill, Wiltshire. They are leaded lights, glass quarries using antique glass from EAG in Birmingham (English Antique glass). I also replicate the painted broken stained glass which are painted and stained in the traditional manner of the 13th century. Restoring the windows of historic buildings and churches will give … [Read more...]
The last few months I have visited buildings in need of restoration and new stained glass work. I have meandered through routes to little villages, chapels and churches. I have visited new places, talked with people eager to restore or have a new stained glass in their building or home. A rewarding warming time in more ways than one. Glass Repairs I have made repairs to a huge tiffany lamp will bring back years of warmth through colour and light. I have also made repairs using conservation … [Read more...]
Winter winds of December
All the seasons have their natural changes. Winter always make me feel like hibernating to keep warm. Wearing layers of clothes give softness against the chill wind. My stained glass studio is warm, a really hearty place to work. Exhibitions I have been beavering away in my studio making stained glass roundels for Christmas as commissions and for sale at the Christmas Fair. Preparation is always good for doing anything in the workshop. I love to carefully prepare my stained glass designs as … [Read more...]
Summer time is one of the most fruitful times to create new stained glass creations in the workshop. The big barn door is open most days letting in light and warmth. The swallows have nested in the room next door have on numerous occasions thought my workshop is their home. They fly into the space then circle once or twice before making for the door and swooping out. Exhibitions The Bradford on Avon sculpture garden was a real success this year with three times as many people walking around … [Read more...]
The merry month of May
A windy and changeable springtime here in south west England bringing the twigs and branches abundant with tiny green saplings and buds. Blowing around outside my stained glass studio. Seed pods and feathers flying on the cool breeze settling on wherever they chance to land. I go out painting when I am not in the studio teaching and making new work. I love this time of year as it brings new beginnings and lighter days. The busy bee makes his home and prepares his hive with a buzzing energy … [Read more...]