Broken Glass and blood on fingers
When you look at the stained glass window you often do not realise how much glass has to be cut to create the pattern. All that glass means all those chances to cut stab and basically damage your hands and fingers. After a holiday Matthews fingers are much softer and the small cuts have healed and his hands look good. A week back and even as though he does not make every window, his fingers start to get rough and shaved by glass again. It is not just his fingers that get caught. Several pairs of trousers have cut slices across the thigh as large panels of glass are balanced on the legs as they are passed from place to place in the studio. All this is before he gets home. Somehow he attracts broken glass. Glasses, bowls anything that it is possible to break. The best was the last teapot he broke. The teapot was dropped in the china sink and managed to break like an egg across its middle! It was not just the teapot it was the lid as well, now that is just magic. You would think that someone working with glass would be more careful, we just believe that glasses wait for him so that they can really break, shatter and cause a real mess!