Welcome to my WEB site. I hope that you will enjoy these examples of my stained glass, all commissioned. I have chosen examples to show the variety and styles I have been working in since 1967. I studied Fine Art at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University there specializing in the design of stained glass . My tutor was L.C.Evetts.
Stained glass by its very nature can only be appreciated with transmitted light unlike pictures which are viewed in reflected light. The ideal way to exhibit stained glass is to make use of natural light which changes throughout the day and the season. Thus to achieve the best visual effect from stained glass it should ideally be fixed into an unshaded outside wall . A satisfactory alternative is to suspend the stained glass in front of an existing window . This works well with smaller stained glass panels and the visual effect can be improved by putting the stained glass panel into an appropriate wooden frame.
An alternative to natural transmitted light is artificial light. Stained glass can be fitted to a light box and back lit with either diffused fluorescent or incandescent light. Unfortunately this display method does not provide for the continual visual changes associated with natural light nor does it reveal the subtle qualities of the glass textures. It can, however, be of particular visual interest in a dark hall or stair way where it also provides incidental lighting. New technology , electroluminescent panels, are becoming available. These will permit stained glass to be fitted into frames and back lit. Using this technology the overall thickness of the panel is similar to a conventional framed picture.
I am most interested to undertake commissions. I will first give a quote for developing a design based on discussions with the client, , photographs, sketches or the interpretation of a theme. Once a design has been agreed I will then quote for a stained glass panel based on the design with specified outside dimensions.
The cost of stained glass is dependent on the quality of the glass, the intricacy of the design and the degree of painting, yellow staining and acid etching. As a guide this can vary from £150 to £1500 per 100 sq cm.
I can visit locations within a reasonable distance of Carlisle, Cumbria to discuss proposals for stained glass . Alternatively clients are welcome to visit my studio, by appointment.
Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2JH
Tel 016977 2200