Clann Credo presentation.

Clann Credo recently celebrated their 20th anniversary as Irelands leading provider of community finance, Since 1996 they have supported over 800 projects with almost €80 million of social finance. cclogo2016-founded

We were approached by the CEO to create a panel based on their logo for presentation to Sister Magdalen Fogarty, one of the founder members.

Clann Credo pattern first draft
Clann Credo pattern first draft

The panel was to be small enough to hang in a window and framed in wood, this was the first draft of the pattern which was the CEO’s idea.

Clann Credo cut and leaded
Clann Credo cut and leaded

The idea was agreed and the I made the templates and proceeded to cut the glass, the outside of the panel has been constructed using lead came. This seemed to work better with the design, the lettering will be wrapped in copper foil as it is fairly intricate.

Clann Credo with lettering foiled
Clann Credo with lettering foiled

Panel is now ready for soldering and framing.

Clann Credo panel framed
Clann Credo panel framed

Panel framed and finished, I used Wissmach glass for this project, finished size is 400mm x 520mm.

Glass Patterns Quarterly

Back in January we posted a small panel ” Scene with Poppies ” Shortly after we were contacted by GPQ , and as a result this design has been published in the current issue, along with a pattern and tutorial on how to construct this small panel.

Glass Patternshttps://www.glasspatterns.com/ Quarterly
Glass Patterns Quarterly

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 Scene with poppies Here is the finished panel .

Apple Blossom

This piece has been cut and sitting on the workbench for the past two months so I am delighted to have it complete and able to post pictures. Staying with the ” Tiny Tiffany ” theme this time I have gone for an Apple Blossom design, the background glass here is a Uroboros fracture glass code 10-55 Cobalt Blue, White and Green, this is the reverse side and you can see the fractures in the glass.

Apple Blossom
Apple Blossom

I think the fractures prove very effective when viewed from the front adding a sense of depth to the composition. © David Kennedy 2016.

Apple Blossom
Apple Blossom

Scene with irises

Effort number three in my ” Tiny Tiffany ” series is another scene, this time using irises which just work so well in stained glass. Getting some small pieces of yellow in here was a bit of a challenge but like to think I managed it ok. I find using the water glass really adds another dimension even though the piece is so small.
12 iris round
This is a close up of the piece.
12 iris close up

Scene with poppies

When using art glass you invariably end up with lots of different pieces of odd glasses that you simply don’t want to dispose of. After a while these start to mount up and take up space so some thing has to be done with them which leads to this panel. I have taken the idea from a ” Tiffany ” window, I’m not sure how large the original window is but my small panel is 12 inches in diameter, a Tiny Tiffany if you like.

Scene with poppies

I wasn’t sure how this would work out but I thought I would give it a go anyway, having seen the end result I may well try another one so watch this space.

12 poppy close up

Hummingbird with Cherry Blossoms.

This is a small panel of a hummingbird made with Youghiogheny glass, these are all the pieces cut. hum cut I prefer to cut all the pieces before I start foiling as it provides some room for further slight adjustment should it be required. hum foiled Once all the pieces are foiled all pieces are then flat soldered enabling me to remove the template. I then attach the perimeter lead and bead solder the piece, apply the finish patina and a final polish to complete the project.hum in window This final image is edited in photoshop © David Kennedy 2015 hum

© David Kennedy 2015

Various Pieces in Studio

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These are various pieces currently for sale in the studio, we make these up during the year in between commissions.

Large Lantern

Large Lantern
Large Lantern
Large Lantern ( oak leaf )
Large Lantern ( oak leaf )
lantern and koi
lantern and koi
oak leaf lantern
oak leaf lantern

This is a recent commission, I have never made a ” Lantern ” before but I always try to tackle anything that comes along. I used Spectrum glass for this piece, the red and amber are waterglass and the blue top is rough rolled. The dark green oak leaf is a piece of Kokomo. I used lead came to construct the four panels and then soldered them together before finally adding the finial. © David Kennedy 2015

Moody Irises

Moody Irises
Moody Irises

Irises must have been created for stained glass they just work so well, the shape and the colours lend themselves to almost any design. This panel was designed and constructed in about 40 hours, the glass is Youghiogheny stipple.
> © David Kennedy 2015