Current Project

 

This is my latest project for a private house in Kent - the piece will be approx 2.5mtrs across and 1.5mtrs high, fused glass on toughened glass panels. It will be installed on a galleried landing, opposite some very large skylight and other windows, so will benefit from a great deal of natural light. The final work will be mounted on 80mm standoffs, which will keep the glass away from the wall and allow beautiful coloured shadows to be cast against the wall. The design is the result of various discussions with the client who started with one theme and migrated to this bold modern design. The decor surrounding the piece is quite neutral and can handle the striking brightly coloured design.

Week one

 

Cutting the first layer of glass. I am using largely fusible glass called "Strikers", which means that their true colour will not be visible until they have been fired in the kiln. This makes it extra exciting, as one has to imagine what the finished work will look like. I will also be creating my own colours by using glass powders and crushed glass called "Frit" - In addition, I will be adding texture and inclusions to add interest to the finished work.

Keep an eye on this page, to see the work progress. It should take me about 8 weeks to complete, but as I am in lockdown, I might be able to finish it sooner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 2

The first layer of glass on all three panels is now complete - now onto layer 2 and some test firings

Test firing

 

Here are the small bits and peices needed for the panels along with some test firings