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Some examples of bigger stuff.
(or look at some smaller bits...)



North African window



This is a fairly large panel (over a metre tall and wide) which is fitted into a window on a half landing. As the view of the side of the neighbours house isn't especially exciting, the client wanted a glass panel to obscure the view, but let a fair amount of light in. The design is loosely based on the north African feel of some prints which already hang in the stairwell.
The panel ended up being a bit of an extreme exercise in glass painting. 74 pieces of individually painted glass. Each fired at close on 700 degrees.
I was particularly happy with the end result. In fact it was quite upsetting when it had finally been delivered and wasn't filling the workshop with colour any more!
But the client was delighted, and promised that if ever I, or any interested clients, want to go and see it in situ, they would be very welcome.

Ammonite Stained Glass The latest piece. This panel, designed for a bathroom door, contains 5 ammonites created by making a 'slumping' mold, and melting purple glass into it until it achieves a high relief ammonite shape. There was much experimentation, and more than a few failures, before the final five ammonites were ready to be built into the panel.


St Paul's Window


This is a tall (about 9 feet) panel, designed and built for the 'Church Room' in St Paul's Church, Woldingham, Surrey.
Based around a concept of 'continuity' and the movement of faith and generations through time, the design is simple and clean - like a flowing ribbon.
The panel is sandwiched inside a sealed unit, so delivering the security and insulation properties required.
This window has been much admired by the congregation and Church authorities - to the extent that funding is being sought for more stained glass for the panels alongside.


Sun window



One of a pair of panels fitted into either side of a room in Cheltenham. The brief was to generate a design based upon a Tiffany style lamp shade which the clients had bought on holiday.
These windows include some 'dichroic' glass which has a molecule thin layer of metal fused to one surface. This gives the glass reflective properties when not strongly backlit, and works very well for design elements such as a sun!

Moon window


The pair to the panel above. Both these panels are sandwiched inside sealed units. This is a popular way of delivering security and insulation, however there is a drawback in that you lose the 'shimmer' from the stained glass when looking at it from outside.

Door Panel



A front door panel designed to fit with the era of the house into which it is fitted. There are so many Edwardian and Victorian homes where beautiful glass has been mercilessly ripped out over the years. It is a real delight to see the effect on the property, and on the people who live in it, of putting back the colour and 'life' which was designed to be there originally.

Mill window



This panel was commissioned to fit into a window in a converted mill in Oxfordshire. The design concept is that the viewer is looking out of the window, down to the mill race. Hence you are looking down at the mill wheel and the surrounding plants.

This was designed, built and fitted about 20 years ago - gasp! - I do hope its still there!

Although I have built and fitted stained glass which has been designed by other people (and quite often by other stained glass companies), I think this is the only window which I have designed that has been built by somebody else. In this case, the very talented Johnny Hunt.

Stonehenge



Based upon multiple drawing, painting and photographs of Stonehenge, this panel is a free-standing exhibition piece.

Conservatory


One of a set of four panels fitted into a conservatory. These are intended to allow in as much light as possible, but to give some colour and movement to the, otherwise plain, conservatory windows.
A subtle touch which makes a huge difference!

Horizontal panel


A panel in a house in the Forest of Dean. The client in this case wanted something that would obscure the view, but flood the room with colour. The solution was to carefully select a sheet of stunning, hand-made glass, and (with the addition of a complementary border), allow it to speak for itself.

Globe inn

The most prominent window in the Globe Inn in Chagford, Devon. This is the window you see when you first enter the pub, and the window which 'hovers' in the air at the end of the bar.
Clearly designed about the 'globe' idea, the window is a real centrepiece of the pub.
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