This is a beautiful piece of glass that has been created at the studio for a new project. The colours seem to float across the surface folding and melting into one another. In recent years most people working in glass have been dependent on manufacturers for the colours and textures of the glass they use. Now we can create the colours that we want and need. Looking at this piece of glass I particularly like that right hand side with the blue and magenta floating into one another and then dropping down into the heavy scarlet below.
Glass has such great qualities and can be used in many different ways. Used in windows it lets light in but with colour this light can be diffused. Colour can hide what is behind the glass. Now you can light the glass from behind creating a window where no window exits. This is why this piece of coloured glass is so exciting. Lit from behind, in a room with no windows, we can now create the illusion of a window and the room becomes more open and somehow airy. You know there is now window but somehow it better with the false window rather than no window at all.
Stained Glass Studio have increased and grown as we now have a dog as part of the team! Although the new arrival is not expected to take on a full-time role he has already started influencing the team. Our new dog is a Silken Windhound which is a smaller version of the Borzoi or Greyhound; the inspiration for many images and designs in Art Deco. There is something about the long nose and extended shape of the hound that inspired the Art Deco designers. The shapes and forms used in Art Deco imagery that used curved and flowing line, responds to the shape of the hound with its desire to run and chase and the strong upright stature when sitting. There are some beautiful Art Deco Images featuring a hound but so far I have not seen a stained glass window with a hound. I am off to search for one…………. Stained Glass Studio.