Signs of the Zodiac

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Traditional painted stained glass panels being made for a new synagogue as an aid to meditation on the Kabala.  Here are pictures of 4 of them, more to follow..   

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Fused Glass Light Box

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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 the […]

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The Quay Restaurant, Ilfracombe

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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.

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Crystal Skull Windows

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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.  

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All Saints Church, Goodmayers

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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. The space inside […]

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Craigie Aitchison Window at St Martins in the Bull Ring

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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 is both Modern and Traditional in it’s methodological production. The unusual dark background adds […]

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11th Century Hebrew Poem translated into stained glass

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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 […]

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acid-etched church rood screen

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Here is an example of a recent work by Rainbow Glass Studios. This old church rood screen features acid etched float glass.

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glass throughout history

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Around 2000 years ago the Romans badocams.com 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 […]

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the myth about “liquid” glass

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I’m often asked technical questions about the process of making glass so here I’ll try to answer some of those questions over time. Starting with the myth about glass slowly creeping and flowing like a liquid from top to bottom so it gets thicker at the bottom This myth came […]

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