Well, its that time of year and my kiln has been firing non-stop.
I’ve run lots of workshops over the last few weeks, with both adults and children, showing them how to make simple decorations with fused glass.
We have had lots of fun and the results have been great, Thanks to everyone who has taken part.
I have been experimenting with some painted glass panels. These have taken four or five firings each.
Here’s a fishy one!
I have been playing around with some new ideas for painted birds this week.
I am ready for the Christmas exhibition at the Number four Gallery in St Abbs Scotland, heres one with a maritime theme!
I have just finished firing the painted and fused pieces made by the young curators in Thirsk.
The participants have already made some leaded windows, using modern imagery, but ancient techniques.
This time the idea was the reversed and the imagery was based on medieval art and medieval stained glass, but using modern fusing techniques.
We also played around and had some fun making some free form shapes
Here are the windows painted and finished. I have used black stained glass paint as well as a bit of coloured enamel. They are quite small, 38cm x 36cm, which has been very nice as recently a lot of my commissions have been huge!