Happy New Year 2022 to everyone !! The past year has been so busy work wise making and creating new designs, commissions of stained glass locally and restoring a large west window in a church in Devon. I moved house during covid which was quite a feat in itself and on further inspection the ‘workshop’ space at the bottom of my very long 54 metre garden sadly had to be demolished. I have had a wood cabin built which serves me well for my stained glass work !
I have ever growing hope that we will all be adventuring out of the restrictions of covid19 this year. All our plans have limited us in one way or another. Focusing on a craft is an excellent way to be calm and quiet in our minds eye whilst creating something beautiful and new. I would like to teach group classes as I did in Montrèal in 2020 in French and English which was great fun!
In classes of more than 2 people I will hire a room at the Trowbridge town hall, so we can come together to create stained glass in a two day course. There will be an option to do painting on glass too which I will fire in my kiln and bring back for the second day . This is an excellent space and has the benefit of a café in the building. If anyone wants to join a group class in June or any other time please call me or drop me an email.
Restoring and preserving Victorian stained glass is so interesting and has taken up so many hours to complete all this careful work. I draw and learn how they used to do it back in the day. It seems like I have been painting glass more than ever. I am beginning this New Year with both restoration works and new commissions locally in the South West and in London. Being commissioned to make original stained glass works for private homes takes time to understand the clients wishes it is important to make sure my clients are happy before the glass is chosen, bought and the window created. Hence installation day is always very exciting!
We are going into 2022 with positivity and courage, take care and stay well.
Thank you for your interest in my stained glass work and warmest wishes for this chilly season.