Koi Fish and Maple leaves

Koi Fish and Maple leaves

Koi Fish and Maple Leaves is a 17 inch diameter panel made with Wissmach Glass.You can check out their website here where you will find a comprehensive selection of glass. https://www.wissmachglass.com/ .

It is made using the copper foil method of construction and edged in 4 x 4 mm lead came. Add a chain and hang it in a window of your choice to fully enjoy the bright, vibrant colors.

Koi Fish and Maple Leaves
Koi Fish and Maple Leaves

On a sadder note this is only the second post on here this year, due mainly to a number of deaths in my family.Whilst this has been a very sad and difficult time, at some point I feel you have to try and move on.

Koi Meaning

Which brings us to this design. In Japanese culture the Koi Fish represents good fortune, luck and abundance and we all could do with some of that .This panel is inspired by the story of the koi swimming upstream in the fall, hence the maple leaves. Legend has it that if it succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called rainbow gate on the yellow river, it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend , the koi fish has become a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.

Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine

Koi Pattern

It is now available as a free pattern in the latest edition of Glass Patterns Quarterly, along with a step by step tutorial .This is the Fall edition and is packed full of patterns and projects to try, all for the bargain price of only $6. Stained glass, fused glass, tips, latest news from the world of glass. I think they have covered about everything here along with a 16 page pattern sheet. You will have plenty of inspiration for the holiday season.
Don’t miss it, here is a link to their website https://www.glasspatterns.com/index.php?option=com_mijoshop&view=product&product_id=1402&Itemid=49

Clann Credo presentation.

Clann Credo Logo
Clann Credo Logo

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.

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
Clann Credo Pattern

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 400 mm x 520 mm.