Monthly Archives: January 2017

New year, New build.

2017 is getting off to a fresh and exciting start as I work on a facade installation for Otford Methodist Church in Kent.

The state of the art new church has been designed by Clague Architects, and includes an enamelled south facing window. The design will be uplifting, forward thinking, and facing into the community.

Construction in progress at Otford Methodist Church.

Construction in progress at Otford Methodist Church.

Looking at 2016

2016 was quite a year for my portfolio, both in terms of work that was made, and designs created for the future.

It was wonderful to see a number of commissions we had been planning over the last few years come to fruition, becoming the projection of the glasswork they were meant to be.

Encouragement was gratefuly received in 2016 from the Sussex Heritage Trust with their Building Crafts Award.

Also a major commission came from Durham Cathedral for a new contemporary stained glass window. There is great anticipation as I continue to work on this project towards 2018.

Architectural installations that were completed in 2016 included:
– an elevated etched screen for St Michael’s in Betchworth, Surrey
– two pairs of carved doors for St Peter and St Paul in Rustington, Sussex,
– three doors with carved designs for Holy Trinity in Fareham, Hampshire,
– a collection of artworks including enamelled steel – stained glass, etching and enamelling, which form a new prayer room for St Paul’s in Chichester, Sussex.

As ever, working with and for others was very enjoyable. Look out for the photos of the new work on the website in the coming months.

In the drawing studio: The Betchworth Screen.

In the drawing studio: The Betchworth Screen.

Working at full scale: The Rustington Doors.

Working at full scale on The Rustington Doors at Hourglass.

Stirring up the colour for St Paul's Chichester.

Stirring up the colour for St Paul’s Chichester.

A peek in the dryer. Working at Wells and Sons. Making the reredos for St Paul's Chichester.

A peek in the dryer! Working at Wells and Sons. Making the reredos for St Paul’s Chichester.