These panels were inspired by the work of Kaffe Fasset and were the first of my original designs. I had been making Tiffany lampshades for some years but I always wanted to do my own designs at some point. I used Uroboros and Youghiogheny glass for the pansies and concentrated on the shapes and colours of the blooms, deliberately cramming them together. I then used the green border to frame the flowers and balance the overall effect.
This panel started as a thumbnail sketch which I did whilst my son was having a half – hour piano lesson. The full size pattern however took about four days to get right. Hydrangea’s grow in abundance in Ireland and in a multitude of colours making them a perfect subject to produce in art glass. The mop heads here are made with a Uroboros ring mottle, leaves and background are Youghiogheny stipple.
It seems appropriate, given the time of year to share ” The Green Man ” with you. This piece is made with Youghiogheny and Uroboros art glass in a pendant design. Originally a pagan symbol, the green man is often found on churches and of course public houses. It is also a popular image for stained glass artists
This site is about stained glass in general, but in particular about American art glass and the pieces I create with this medium. Comments are invited that are relevant to the work. I have had quite a few comments so far ( mostly spam ) which I have to delete, during this process I have inadvertently deleted some comments which I had allowed and I would like to send my sincerest apologies to those who contributed these,
St. Patricks Day today so this piece seems quite apt. It is made as a pendant, the background glass is a Youghiogheny Stipple, the shamrock leaves and the black pieces are Bullseye Glass and the skull is made with a Uroboros Granite backed and cut using a bandsaw.
This panel is an adaption of the ” Japanese Maple ” pattern. It was installed in the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street in Dublin in June of 2014. The background glass is a Youghiogheny Stipple and the maple leaves are made using a Uroboros Granite backed glass. The finished panel was then encased in a sealed double – glazed unit, finished size 1320mm x 470mm.
This is the full size panel ” Irises at Slade ” made with Uroboros Art Glass codes : 60 – 70, 60 – 543, 65 – 17, 65 – 145 . I took my inspiration for this panel from ” Van Gogh’s ” famous painting, trying to capture the colour and energy in my design.