Press Quotes: The Gilbert White Memorial windows were included in a double page colour feature in the Winter 1993 edition of the SGAA magazine, also in the Daily Telegraph June 28th, The Winchester Way, The Times and Country Life and The News on July 2nd.
The Spring 1995 World Edition of SGAA magazine (showcasing the representatives of the worlds best stained glass) featured a piece of my work as one of three selected artists from the UK.
In December 1997 I appeared on 'Classic Interiors' T.V. programme at Palace House, Beaulieu talking about stained glass and describing one of my windows.
A colour feature appeared in 'The Independent' in June 1998.
Inclusion of my work in the book by Lynette Wrigley 'Stained Glass Design Sourcebook' in September 1998.
November 11th 1998 Portsmouth Evening News had a full-page colour article on my stained glass work.
In 1998 and August 2001 appeared on BBC Radio Solent and on Wiltshire Radio in January 2001 discussing stained glass.
I have been commissioned to make windows for private homes (some historic and some very modern) for offices, schools and a Prison, although most of my work is for places of worship. This is probably the greatest challenge of all, to deal with traditional religious themes in a contemporary manner.
I use a range of techniques to interpret my designs, including acid-etching and sand-blasting, painting and staining, in traditional leaded technique. I seek a fluid response to my subject matter or design brief, and so my approach is sometimes painterly and abstract and at other times emphasises more precisely representational elements.
Always being inspired by the vibrancy of colour and texture of handmade glass, I hope the joy it can evoke shines through my work.
Studio visits are welcome.
I work on a commission basis only, each project is carefully considered with regard to the requirements of the surrounding architectural detail and artistic possibilities offered. After an initial discussion with the client to establish the design brief (which can be a loose idea or have exact requirements on subject matter, style etc) I usually prefer to visit the site where the window will be installed with the client. Once guidelines for a design are finally established I will present my design drawn to scale in watercolour, and an estimate of the cost of making and installing the window. At this stage I charge a small fee to cover travelling expenses and a contribution towards initial design costs. To produce the design I usually allow 6 – 8 weeks. Once approval of the final design is given and a completion time agreed I will produce a full scale ‘cartoon’ of the window, and the client is free to view the work at this stage and see the choice of glass, etc. Studio visits to see the work in various stages of progress is welcomed by previous arrangement.
The cost of each commission is considered in relation to the size of the stained glass panel(s), the amount of detailed etching and painting involved, as well as any special fitting requirements. Prices usually start from £1000 and larger works in the region of £20,000.
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