Contemporary stained glass - traditionally handcrafted
I am lucky to live in beautiful Northumberland with a studio that looks out over the rolling hills surrounding Hexham. This continually changing landscape along with the magnificent Northumberland coast inspires the colours and designs of my stained glass pieces.
My art pieces are made using traditional lead ‘came’, a technique that dates back hundreds of years and is often seen in church windows and other significant buildings. The methods used in creating this type of stained glass have changed very little over time and I enjoy the feeling that I am connecting with skilled artisans of a bygone era to create modern stained glass art pieces that sit comfortably within contemporary environments. Many of my pieces incorporate hand painted or engraved elements. Every image is drawn entirely by hand, making each art piece completely bespoke.
Stained glass is a unique art medium that is never static. The glass continually responds to changes in light levels allowing colours come alive to illuminate the space and reflect the true beauty of the colours. Modern glass production methods mean that there is an infinite variety of colour and texture to choose from and the natural organic quality of the glass makes each piece of art unique.