Large Lantern

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. Spectrum glass was used for this piece, the red and amber are water glass and the blue top is rough rolled. The dark green oak leaf is a piece of Kokomo. Lead came was used to construct the four panels which were then soldered together, finally the finial was added to complete the project. © David Kennedy 2015

Moody Irises

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

Blue Hydrangea

Hydrangea's
Blue Hydrangea

Blue Hydrangea

I had always wanted to do a hydrangea panel in stained glass.Some years ago my parents purchased a small property in Ireland with a well established garden containing many varieties of hydrangeas. The sight of the blue flowers up against a white-washed wall was a vision that stayed with me. I had been doing stained glass for a number of years, mostly lampshades which were reproductions. My real ambition though was to do my own designs and hydrangea’s were definitely high on that list.

This panel started as a thumbnail sketch which I did whilst my son was having a half – hour piano lesson. I would often start a project with a small sketch, just to get the initial idea down on paper of how the panel would work. Using the sketch as a guide I could then draft up the full size pattern, in this instance it took about four days to complete.Quite a long time really given my sketch was done in only half an Hour.

The finished panel took another 50+ hours to complete. I have used a Uroboros ring-mottle glass for the mop head blooms a perfect colour I thought. The leaves are all in Youghiogheny Stipple Glass as is the background. I did toy with the idea of using a white but the blue worked much better. I finished the edges in 12 mm zinc came which helps to strengthen the panel.

The full size pattern for this panel is now available as a downloadable PDF file in the Pattern Store http://www.kennedyoriginalstainedglass.com/?sd_product=blue-hydrangea-stained-glass-pattern

Comments Two Daffodils

Two Daffodils
Comments Two Daffodils

Here is a small panel ” Two Daffodils ”  as I like to post an image rather than just writing a few paragraphs. Daffodils always seem to lift the spirits .

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 and during this process I have inadvertently deleted some comments which I had allowed. This was totally unintentional and I would like to send my sincerest apologies to those who contributed these.

The Shamrocker

The Shamrocker

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.

The Shamrocker
The Shamrocker

Japanese Maple Holles Street

Japanese Maple Holles Street
Japanese Maple Holles Street

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.

Irises at Slade full size

Irises at Slade full size

Irises at Slade full size
Irises at Slade full size

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.