Cutting the cloth…

Setting out some glass on the cartoons we can get an idea of the size of the work and the scale we need to work to. We want the windows to have an instant impact but also to reward concentrated looking. It is great to have it all mapped out and to have some defined boundaries to work within.

Rachel went up to Conwy last weekend with the valiant Carwyn, her husband and a carpenter, and Alun Adams from The Architectural Glass Company in Swansea. They made wooden templates that fit exactly into the 13th century glazing groove so that we can make our panels to fit exactly into the eroded stone openings.
 Now I have to leave all this and clear out our studio to hang my New Yearpainting show ready to open on 27th December.

Conwy Success!

Rachel Phillips and I just found out that we were successful in getting the commission at Conwy Castle to make 3 stained glass windows for the Royal Chapel!

This is a major commission for a World Heritage Site and we are looking forward to getting started on some in-depth research and design work. The panels will tell the stories of the Princes of Gwynedd, Owain Glyndwr and Edward 1st, and will reference medieval and contemporary life and the landscape of North Wales. Since my visit to Conwy last month I have been looking at lots of Medieval stained glass and gathering ideas and inspiration for this project – I can’t wait to get started!