Spring flowers brings forth May flowers
I have been meditating on what to say first in this summer blog at my stained glass studio, I have had so many wonderful moments to celebrate in the past months. The weather is sun, wind and rain but it is so nice to have the door of the workshop open. Here in Trowbridge, Wiltshire it feels like a good place to work quite industrious and busy. It is manageable in my smaller workshop but I am expanding already ! We are surrounded by the countryside where there are wide open places to walk and take a breather. My garden is growing rapidly, vegetables and herbs next to flowers and grasses. It is such a pleasure to see!
I have taught non stop in the past 6 months sometimes weekends sometimes weekdays as I am flexible and like to fit people in on days where it is convenient for all. Teaching beginners stained glass or the traditional methods of painting on glass is a joy as my students are all so enthusiastic and come with their own idea’s or visions of what they can acheive. I love teaching and to help people with their goals and ambitions is a rich experience. Passing on skills and techniques in the historic craft of stained glass is important to me and I thank my own teachers, masters of this profession for showing me the way. Call me to book a course for yourself or friends in June or October 2022.
A flow of commissions has adorned my workshop with new drawings and colourful ideas. I have completed works in Edington. An interior project between two rooms encapsulated within a sealed glass unit as a way of sound proofing. Quite a beautiful way to sound proof a room ! I have been working on several restoration projects including to repair original three glass leaded light panels for an oriel window in Steeple Ashton. Another for an archaeologist who wanted a 1930’s front door panel repaired using conservation methods to keep the original glass. I have designed a contemporary window and currently I am cutting and painting glass for this wonderful coach house in London.
I won the Prestige Award 2021/2022 for South West Stained Glass Designer of the Year again for which I feel overwhelmed and grateful. Winning awards is always a surprise and when the judges write such lovely comments about my work and me as a small business it is truly heart warming. I just heard I have been shortlisted for the TV programme ‘King of the Woods’ which is similar to ‘The Repair shop’ programme on BBC in the UK !! I was so happy to be asked and so grateful that people write beautiful things about my work. Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart, I am truly grateful. Fingers crossed !
I have made a stained glass for the British Society of Master Glass Painters for which I have been a member for around 23 years. It is based on the positive energy I put into my gardening and stained glass work during the pandemic. It is for sale and all proceeds from my panel will go to Ukraine via The Red Cross
Please check it out, Annie Mulholland Stained glass
thank you, take care and lots of love !!