A great short film about making stained glass from the 1940's. To be honest nothing much has changed! I was put onto these films by a post by Simon in the Architectural Stained Glass Swansea group on Facebook. Thanks Simon!
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
Work has begun on a new project with The Cathedral School in Llandaff to design and make a stained glass panel to hang in The Lodge. It will commemorate their move into the new building. I've been working all week with nursery, reception, year 1 and 2 creating large scale group drawings to inspire a design based on the theme of 'Growth and Nurture'.
I have to say it's been a great week, the children and staff were wonderful and I'm absolutely shattered! I'll put some more work up as I progress with the project.
The first beginner's stained glass evening class of the year has begun! Over six weeks we'll learn how to make a stained glass panel. Last week we learned how to cut glass and about different glass types. This week we designed and drew cartoons and cutlines ready to select and cut the glass.
lasses have been booking up fast and many of the dates for the first part of the year have now been filled. I've put on an extra date for a Taster Day course in April and may put on more, I'll keep you informed. You can also book custom dates to the ones I have listed on my site, just get in touch to arrange.