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.
© Coral Blamire 2020
Most of 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 the making of stained glass panels 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.
Stained glass is a unique art medium that is never static.
As it continually responds to changes in light levels, 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.
Many of my pieces incorporate etched images. Every image is cut and etched entirely by hand, making each art piece completely bespoke. Occasionally the glass pieces are wrapped in copper foil, sometimes known as the Tiffany method, which allows for smaller detail
or more intricate glass hangings.