I started with a fine art BTEC in North Devon where I discovered the paintings of Marc Chagall and the stained glass of Harry Clarke. Having an arts and crafts background myself and influenced by my own father’s interest in stained glass, I became drawn towards the art form as a career.
The Architectural Stained Glass course at Swansea 1992/95 taught me contemporary design and the history of architectural stained glass, introducing me to a variety of glass making techniques and conservation methods. When I graduated I moved to Bristol and began working in studios such as Creative Glass and Holy Well Glass (in Wells), and with the highly regarded Roy Coomber, and gaining valuable experience from respected professionals in a workshop environment, cutting, leading, painting and restoring glass.
In 2008-I set up my own workshop near North Street in Bristol, the premises I currently share with other independent stained glass artists.
My work is usually in response to the criteria of the commission. Designs tend to be semi-abstract, the emphasis is on colour and line, patterns and shapes, and painterly for depth and tone.The most intriguing thing about glass is its incredible reaction to light. There is always so much more to learn about glass and how it can work within a space, its varying art forms and history.
Stained glass links
hampton stained glass
nicky brown stained glass
stuart low glass
dh stained glass