My Inspiration for ‘Belladonna Hare’ In 1662 Isobel Gowdie an accomplished young Scottish woman living in Auldearn Highland was tried for Witchcraft. Her story has been the subject of prose, drama, poetry and song. Maddy Priors song ‘The Fabled Hare was particularly inspired by Isobel Gowdie’s spell which was recorded as a part of […]
The Hare with the Amber Eyes
The Hare with the Amber Eyes: with the aid of Silver Nitrate.
It is a popular misconception that colour is applied to the glass to create stained glass. The colour is in fact in the body of the actual […]
Hares Of The Winter Season. In December I created the Yuletide Hare to Celebrate this time of year which was traditionally observed by the historic Germanic peoples. Later; going into the Christianized reformation it became better-known as Christmastide or Christmas. To Celebrate our moving into the New Year I began creating an Imbolc Hare Roundel. […]
The Stained Glass process begins with an image in mind or a photo. The Bute Hare commission began with a drawing sketch that was then re-drawn onto paper template with an emphasis of the customers requirements and elements to the region of Scotlands Island of Bute. […]
My recent commission is named Mr Hare of Bute in Scotland, i’m delighted to say the project has gone well and progress is made as Mr Hare receives his head and a pair of large ears.
The UK is well known for being a popular location for the traditional British Hare. […]
CHIHUAHUA BOO ON STAINED GLASS
Boo is my latest stained glass commission project. The Mummy and Daddy (Owners) of Boo wanted a Roundel to display their Chihuahua in all her glory. Along with a 22nd Anniversary and a story of images that tell […]
DELIVERY & INSTALLATION
People often like to come and collect the commission in person. It’s always good to meet the clients that I have been working with. Although photo updates are frequently sent, it’s lovely to see peoples reaction when the see the real thing for the first […]
HOW IS DETAIL ADDED TO THE GLASS?
PAINTING, STAINING & FIRING
To achieve the results that I desire I often spend many hours on the creation of each integral section; gradually building […]
DESIGNING STAINED GLASS
I then work on the design which will involve research based on your ideas. The design will be hand sketched to the actual size. I will send you photo updates and changes can be made during this process. Some clients choose to create […]
SELECTING & CUTTING THE GLASS
I generally use a selection of Antique, Cathedral and Spectrum glass to gain the desired affect in my work. Variables will depend on the mood of the scene and the […]