Goldfinches in glass

I delivered this panel today. This was commissioned to hide the buildings behind the garden. The home is part of an old converted school in North Devon. The customer watches the birds from the kitchen windows, so we continued that theme for her design.

Although this is a traditional leaded panel I have made the birds by fusing glass in the kiln and then I painted on their wings and put in the kiln a second time. The thistles and foliage have been painted onto the glass using lustre and come to life after dark when the light comes from the inside instead of from behind.

The customer is arranging for the panel to be fixed place , at a height to best obscure the buildings beyond the garden.

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Fragile Knowledge, Exeter Library Rare Book Commission for Art Week Exeter

I have been working away on this cabinet of curiosity for Exeter Library, as part of  Art Week Exeter. Exeter Library has a a fantastic collection of early and rare books and they have a new scheme to get people to adopt a book from the collection to pay for the restoration of these ancient books.  Continue reading “Fragile Knowledge, Exeter Library Rare Book Commission for Art Week Exeter”