OXCIS, lovely Geometric Fused Glass for a new Institution

fused glass in islamic centre

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OXCIS) was founded in 1985 and was built over several years on donations. Its Patron is King Charles III, speaking as the Price of Wales said “The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies has done so much to promote and improve our understanding of the Islamic world. That mission has great importance in our increasingly interdependent world. The relationships between Islam and the West matter more today than ever before.”

We were approached in 2011 to make several fused glass panels to specific geometric designs. What look like thin lead lines are in fact grey glass fused to the brighter colours so each window is a single piece of glass mounted into double glazed units surrounded by intricate wooden carved frames.