Description of training and specialisms:
In 1968, the year I was born, John Harries wrote in his pocket guide to The Stained Glass in UK: “Stained glass artists are once again seeking ways of extending the powers of stained glass”. He was writing of 20th century glass artists.
In our 21st century this statement is still very valid. We work for extending the power of stained glass and have gained another title, ‘architectural glass designer / maker’.
I trained in a variety of techniques from conservation glass painting (York University & Chartres) to more contemporary techniques such as fusing and research with textures, casting or experimenting with double glazing (Swansea & Wrexham Universities).
Projects have been for; private commissions, sites of worship and public art (see portfolio below). These were conducted in partnership with architects, a research centre in Bristol and with glass colleagues (St Luke’s Church, Grimethorpe).
I have curated an architectural glass and painting exhibition, I was also invited for talks, lecturing and have conducted workshops of glass painting.
To combine my fine art practise to stained glass, I explored textures keeping glass as a translucent material (Gobowen Hospital), traditional glass paints in contemporary architecture (Cineworld ), fusing combined with glass paints for the most challenging illustrative aims (Gobowen Hospital, Cyber Cafe) and low relief or photographic materials with glass for St Luke’s Church ( Grimethorpe).
I would happily create design proposals to work with stained glass studios or design and make stained glass projects for churches, public and private buildings both in the UK and abroad.