Yesterday I went to see how Rachel was getting on with her latest commission, a window for a church just outside Swansea. Rachel is a stained glass artist who lives in my village and who teaches on the Architectural Glass course at Swansea University.
It is fascinating to see how she works and how she is always pushing her work ahead with explorations of technique and research into historical methods. At present she is copying a Burne Jones window from the V&A to learn more about the methods used to create it, whilst making some glass to repair an original William Morris window, this is alongside working on her commission.
We talked about how we might collaborate on some glass painting, bring together our skills and experiences…watch this space!
Thanks to everyone who braved hold-ups on the M4 on Friday evening to come to the opening of our exhibition Western Elements at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University.
Our very different work is linked by an exploration of the landscape around us and hangs together well as a show, it is a pleasure to be showing with these guys and exciting to get my work out of Maenclochog!
We hung the work today for “Western Elements”, an exhibition with 3 other Pembrokeshire-based artists at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University (http://www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk/gallery.php?id=152). The opening is on Friday 14th May 6-8pm, and runs until June 14th.
The other artists are Steve Robinson(http://steverobinsonglass.com/), my glass making pal who has a studio near Solva and is currently showing in a solo show at Tenby Museum, Grahame Hurd-Wood, a fine painter hailing from St. Davids, and ceramicist, Adam Buick (http://www.adambuick.com/), also from St. Davids. I am showing some of the new aerial pieces.