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Sometimes it is like working in a sweetie shop..

Really. Just look at it. (ha. but don’t eat!) C U T . This. The beautiful multi-spot sheet of handmade glass that would form my coil of cyclists whirring through the Yorkshire countryside. This sheet of glass pinned the whole … Continue reading

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In the shimmering shadow of Ingleborough…

Cavort swallows and hares. Dancing amongst grasses and Swirling through seedheads. Between the sun and the moon Tossing a riot of colour. This one made me smile. Beautiful subjects… (and not least because I was to ensure the hare was … Continue reading

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Swiftly goes it..

…And so now door and panel are in place. And this door and window composition work well on many different levels… Solid beautiful oak door. Simple gentle floating panel. Shiny polished leadwork complimented by burnished iron mongery! When viewed from … Continue reading

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Blackbirds

And the many colours they come in! Remember that lovely commission I had at Brantwood. Well, I have just completed another composition, similar, but different. It was so lovely to revisit this idea….  Similar but different. And this one is … Continue reading

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Pure Goldie

And Ouli. Two. Well. Never had a commission quite like this before. My initial response was to say no, oh no, i don’t do folk. But when Laurie sent me her photos and i saw the wonderful glamour of Goldie … Continue reading

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To hatch an idea..

Lapwings…. eggs…. feathers… landscape. Were the elements that the customer came to me with…. I have taken my time (i usually do!) to get from doodle to cutting board. I like the design.. the ‘thinky’ part of the process. The … Continue reading

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A charm of red and yellow

Well I know I know this works… So when i got asked to do a panel to work with existing leaded lights… and i saw the colours… and i saw the classic shapes. I thought I could make it work … Continue reading

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Hung, drawn and coloured

(No pretense this time…) From this… To this…. To this…. and this. And finally. THIS…. I first drew bitterns years ago. I mosaicked bitterns. I made a sculpture that boomed. I read Bill Baileys book… discovered collective noun for bitterns … Continue reading

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It’s 2019 – Happy New Year

ps…. I add these… Just because. Painted walls are beautiful. Gosh. What a busy year 2018 was… Here is what I got up to towards the latter end…. Sunflowers and swallows and Blackwell inspired this installation… (and lovely to get … Continue reading

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Year of the swift

The year my eyes turned to the skies and urban bird, the swift… They scream around the streets of Kendal i was told.  So in the spring i eagerly awaited their arrival. They’ll come. Said the locals. And they did. … Continue reading

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