I found a piece of goose glass in my stock of 'precious glass' and created another Benjamin Chee Chee style goose - this one is called Tiny Feet. Then I borrowed a design created by my sister over 20 years ago, simplified it (which did NOT make it easier to cut!) , and used some exotic youghi glass to convey the complex dynamics of relationships between sisters. Both pieces are available for purchase at Galerie Old Chelsea. Taking a short break but will be back in my workshop in early December. I just need to find time in my evenings to update my blog!
All the excitement about Northern Lights this fall led me to create more in my "A Look North" series. These really are fun to make - like snowflakes - no two the same. Most are now available at Galerie Old Chelsea.
Two clear-textured pieces. The one on the left is in a modern black frame and was made as a privacy screen for my bedroom. It was so much fun to make that I had to create a second one which is now available for sale at Galerie Old Chelsea. Clear textures allow in all of the light and draw in the seasonal color changes throughout the year.
Just in time for the Studio Tour weekends in Chelsea-Wakefield, these Hearts For Windows # 140-147 are now available at Galerie Old Chelsea. I am at the Galerie today and will be here again on Sunday, October 2nd.
Sometimes, I need to make one for myself. This piece is now happily installed in my bedroom at home and will not be sold. It reflects my love of clear textures combined with some unique heritage glass and will change the colours it reflects from outside based on the seasonal colours and the sky.
Peace was a theme that touched all of our lives throughout the summer. It was technically challenging but a lot of fun creating the old-school peace signs. All of these pieces are now available at Galerie Old Chelsea.
"A Vow" came with me to the Galerie Old Cheslea this week to be installed. It was a beautiful sunny day and and I had a pair of spare hands for a while so we experimented, holding it in front of different paintings to see how the clear, textured glass picks up and refracts colors from the background. These images really show how versatile the clear textures are. They draw in the color from outside. If the window faces nature, the panel will change with each season. If the window faces a street, it will pick up light from any source - near-by back-lit signs, the neighbors Christmas lights, changing streetlights and car lights.
Inspired by Edinburgh (yes, Scotland) artist Gordon Ackerman, I first introduced some simple geometric lines into a curved design. Then, with his permission, I modified one of his designs and recreated it in glass. They are now hanging proudly at Galerie Old Chelsea looking for forever homes!
'Simply A Rose' is a modified version of a classic Rene Mackintosh design and reflects the romantic symbolism of a single rose. This is now hanging in the window at Galerie Old Chelsea as a welcome to Spring.
'Morningside, Edinburgh ' is named after the area where I discovered these two little pieces of history more than ten years ago in a stained glass restoration workshop. The original grout was soaked and carefully removed from the edges. Matching this very old glass with a modern color took time. The panels now shine as the focus of the piece and this historic glass has a new life. Welcome Spring!.