They were very pleased with it and said, “….it looks fabulous! Hopefully mum will be over the moon…Thanks everso much for doing this, its really special.” #birthday #panel #art #lead #window #design #commission #sea #Exeter #Norfolk #dartmoor #coast #boats #AmyMccarthy #bespoke #blue #birthdaypresent #green #Happisburgh #Norfolkcoast #lighthouse #landscape #fields #acidetching #gifts #cliffs #handmade #glass #Devon #unique #craft #traditionalmethods #artisan
But I have managed to make a new shoal of acid etched fish, they few off my craft stall in the run up to Christmas and I am listing some in my folksy shop and sending the rest to Spinnakers Gallery, Credition and Atelier, Barnstable. I have also made another batch of my ever popular bottle top rock pools and these too will find their way to the various galleries I I have started working on some etched valentine hearts and some new small leaded panels with etched vintage fabri
I was contacted recently by a customer on Folksy who wished me to adapt a previous Dartmoor design she l First of all I cut the glass using a glass cutter and ensure all the pieces fit within the lines of the cutting pattern. Then the finished panel is ready to pack up and send off to its new home. #panel #artglass #lead #window #design #commission #Exeter #dartmoor #windowdecoration #artisanstainedglass #AmyMccarthy #httpfolksycomshopsamyorangejuice #bespoke #blue #green #la
The design brief was to create lotus flower panels to fit with the colour scheme of the new kitchen and I have used light grey and green on green Spectrum water glass for the leaves and water, Spectrum wispy pink and white glass for the flowers and I have acid etched yellow cathedral glass for the centre of the flowers. The design flows from top to bottom and I was inspired by designs in an Art Nouveau pattern book. I have ensured all of the water glass pattern runs horizont
A lovely couple from near Hereford came to pick up their finished panel today, they were on holiday in Devon for the weekend, so I had to get it done by lunchtime today!
I enjoyed making this 28×74 cm panel to replace the window in an internal hallway. The lady who commissioned the piece wanted the elements of an angel motif and peacock feathers. Her partners name is angel in German and her mothers maiden name was Peacock, This is what I came up with!
The panel has an etche
I have re All of our upstairs windows have these lights above the doors and I am slowly working my way around the house! On the 25th November at Exeter Cathedral there is a performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and local contemporary artists have been invited to create a visual response to one of the pieces of the movement (sorry if the terminology is wrong I am not a classical buff!) to be exhibited along side the performance. I have chosen The Bogatyr Gates
I have made great progress on my latest window commission, the story so far:
I have cut the glass, decided the blue was wrong and re-cut that in a different shade and type of glass, the #panel #art #lead #window #dartmoor #abstract #AmyMccarthy #heather #bespoke #blue #Scotland #NickiMacRae #scenery #Highland #landscape #pathway #rocks #acidetching #stainedglasspanels #stainedglass #workinprogress #mountains #unique #traditionalmethods #artisan #privatecommission #stagesofbu
So I have posted the first 3 cartoons yesterday and my friend Dave helpfully noted that the balance of the pieces could be better, I think no 1 is fine, but I am adding some more designs in the hope of working through this and getting it right….so here is drawing no 4. I intend to do 2 more so Nicki has enough to choose from/think about. I will add more to this post as I have them! Here is another……….. #panel #lead #window #commission #Exeter #windowdecoration #AmyMccarthy #
I have recently been commissioned to create a panel as a very special wedding present for a couple getting married in September. They both love Italy and are honeymooning there, so the theme is Italian, specifically Tuscany. I adore Italy and as soon as she said Tuscany I had images of Florentine roof tops in my head! She was excited by this idea too and so I have whittled my drawing down to 2 depictions of the city………..I wonder which one she will choose? #panel #buildings #
My first week back from holiday has been so busy, we knew it would be and my husband Mark had the week off work to look after the children, so I could get on with stuff and he could spend a week chilling out with the girls (if such a thing is possible with our kids!) I have spent much of the week making bunting, hearts and beach hut panels to restock what has been sold at fairs and online and to fulfill my wholesale order for Atelier Gallery in Barnstable (due this Friday).
My family and I enjoyed a lush holiday in West Wales with 2 other families who are old mates from university and we get together every year for a joint holiday. We stayed in a gorgeous old quarry house in a village called Cilgarren. The house was at the foot of a gorge and its sheer rock face was the back wall of our garden with an amazing waterfall when it rained (which it did quite often) and we were right on the river, so I paddled my feet in the water with my kids and saw
My feet have hardly touc I received photos of a recent commission looking beautiful in situ. I am hopefully starting on a new project with these clients soon. Following being featured in one of this weeks newsletters from Etsy I have had a real run on my Etsy shop, which has been amazing and I went from having no sales whatever on there to 9 in 48 hours! Needless to say I have been busy making new stock to replace my recent good fortune! Ah, and finally, I had a brilliant, t
I have been so busy my blog has become quite neglected! I have a new recycled public art commission, making a sculpture out of empty milk cartons for Dairy Crest, this will be I have 2 new commissions, one for a lovely family in Scotland making a mountain scene and another making panels for the grooms gifts for a wedding, 2 lily panels and a train! Both of these commissions will let me use my new toy, I mean tool. I have finally saved up for a really good quality engraving pe
The Going Green Exhibition at Otterton Mill has recieved quite a lot of attention and I have a big mention in the Western Morning News double page spread: #art #design #costumejewelery #Exeter #GoingGreen #reclaimed #AmyMccarthy #blue #green #VeronicaGosling #Easter #freeexhibition #OttertonMill #rubbish #TRAIL #mixedmedia #recycled #Exhibition #handmade #Devon #JanePerkins #unique #artisan #free
The lovely late warm weather we have been having recently has led my family up to the moors for paddling in the river Lyd, finding newts, climbing tors and getting lost! Whilst enjoying the sunshine I managed to get some sketches done and I have turned some of these into some lovely little A4 panels………….. #lead #window #design #scenes #Exeter #dartmoor #windowdecoration #tor #AmyMccarthy #landscape #stainedglasspanels #gifts #handmade #Devon #unique #traditionalmethods #arti
I have made 2 windows for the front door of Ben and Amelia’s Victorian town house, though the door itself is from the 1930’s. The design brief for these windows was to allow lots of light though, so not too dark colours and they liked the idea of a simple abstract design. I took my inspiration from the flow of water in a dartmoor stream and used blues greens and yellows to give a subtle colour scheme. The results are very effective and although these windows were installed