Richard Paton has over 20 years experience working with glass. When he is not creating works of art in glass, he teaches glass-making classes in the various techniques, passing on his tips, tricks and considerable knowledge to others.
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Traditional painted stained glass panels being made for a new synagogue as an aid to meditation on the Kabala. All 12 windows will be installed in the next few weeks, here are pictures of 3 of them, more to follow..
A large light box 1.7m x 1.2m just installed in a private residence above a hallway. The thin light sheet which illuminates a fused glass panel has an adjustable dimmer switch. This 1970’s design was an adaptation of something the client saw in a French Publishing House in London. In […]
Butterfly panels installed at Damien Hirsts’ Quay Restaurant overlooking the harbour at Ilfracombe. These panels were technically difficult to make as the glass cutting required extra care using diamond tools and were particularly fragile. The effect of lightness and flight was, in the end, a success.
bado cams The last few weeks has seen the making and fitting of a new East Window at All Saints Church, Goodmayers celebrating the Churches Centenary. This very colourful design by Henry Shelton symbolises the Holy Trinity (God the Father, Jesus & the Holy Ghost) depicted in just 3 lines. […]
It has been my privilege to make what was Craigie Aitchisons final design. Craigie passed away in 2009 with his blessing to make this window for the Prayer Chapel in St Martins in the Bull Ring. It took longer than expected to finally commission the window. After making several glass samples […]
More crystal encrusted skull windows for a private house. 70,000 Swarovsky crystals fixed to painted hand blown glass, this batch of work took 5 months to complete.
This week saw the installation of a 3 meter high stained glass window set into a light box and hung on the wall of a North London Synagogue. The translation of the 11th Century poem by Raphael Loewe which was visualised in a design by Michael Hall under Loewe’s supervision. Rainbow Glass […]
The Grand old Duke of York proudly unveiled my screen printed glass set in a light box at the Cambridge University launch of the Spirit of Enterprise project. You can read more about the awards here on the University of Cambridge Blog. viagrapill.com
Around 2000 years ago the Romans started casting slabs of flat glass which were first used in Herculaneum for windows in the houses of the wealthy. The glass wasn’t polished, that came much later, so it had a poor optical quality but it kept out the weather and let in […]
Over the last couple of months we’ve been working on a series of glass painted skulls which were then encrusted with Swarovski crystals for a special commission. The process is a little more refined than the usual stained glass window. The individual pieces of hand blown glass were cut to […]