The design for this panel was inspired by the potter's wheel and was made for my friends and neighbours in Ewenny Pottery next door to my workshop. The blues, browns and yellow were drawn from the colours of the glazes used and the spun roundel in the centre reflects the spinning wheel and pot with the hands forming its shape.
Ewenny 900 Medieval Fayre was a great success. The sun shone all day and there was a great turn out. I made a stained glass panel over the day with lots of curious onlookers and I had the pleasure of the company of Alun and Jayne from Ewenny Pottery and Marvin the basket weaver who makes the cyntell. A traditional craft showcase! And I had to get in character hence the monk outfit! The battle re-enactment guys were great but the musicians stole the show for me. I've alway loved the hurdy gurdy and was the first time I'd heard it played live.
Photos are courtesy of Louvain Rees. http://hellohistoria.blogspot.co.uk
I installed a new stained glass panel earlier this week that was an external window opening but is now internal following a new extension being built. It had to let a lot of light in as the window is borrowing light from the extension. I used a combination of handblown and rolled glass to modulate the light and sparkle on the surface. The subtle blues and browns tie in with the clients interior design scheme.
The collaged leaf design I've been developing for some time and I'll have to name it properly soon. Suggestions welcome!
I'm now running evening classes for beginners! The next 6 week block starts in September and is on Wednesday evenings 6-9pm. Click here for more info and to book. There's 2 places left!
Below are completed panels from Ceri, Brenda, Sue and Neil from the first evening class for beginners. There's some lovely glass choices and a great mix of designs!