Work of any size and complexity can be undertaken, based on an original design from either myself or the client. Location is not an issue, as I have worked for clients both locally (Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Cheshire) and nationally across the UK.
A complete service is provided from conception through to completion, and I aim to involve you fully in the design process. Above all, I am aiming for customer delight!
The commissioning process begins with a site visit as it gives me a sense of the ambient light, and helps in choosing glass which would be suitable for the location. It is an opportunity for you to look at my portfolio in more detail and to discuss your ideas and expectations. Once we have exchanged ideas about design style, colours and themes, I would be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of timescale and how much the panel will cost. Different styles have different levels of complexity, which in turn affects the price. The site visit also allows us to agree on delivery and installation options.
Porthole windowPorthole window completed in April 2009. The abstract design was created with vibrant colours and plenty of movement, along with considerable contribution from the clients, both of whom are artists in their own right. This window was made with various types of English Antique and Lamberts mouthblown glasses, and decorated with traditional painting.
Abstract porthole windowThe abstract design was created with vibrant colours and plenty of movement, along with considerable contribution from the clients, both of whom are artists in their own right. This window was made with various types of English Antique and Lamberts mouthblown glasses, and decorated with traditional painting
MellorThis abstract design was created to celebrate the life of a member of the family. The brief was to create a design that had hidden meaning and was not obviously a memorial window. Made with English Antique, Lamberts mouthblown and Spectrum waterglass
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Abstract Doorway PanelsThis pair of windows was commissioned to complement a new contemporary front door and make the most of the light entering the hallway. The design flows between the 2 panels to bring them together. English antique glass was used exclusively because of its texture and colour variation.
Cheviot HillsThese windows were created to depict this unique Northumbrian landscape for the clients. They wanted to emphasise the changing colours and shadows of these hills through the seasons. Each panel is encapsulated to achieve the thermal insulation desirable in large window
Celebration WindowThis window was commissioned to celebrate the life of one of the pupils at White Waltham C of E Academy in July 2015. It was a privilege to create this window, and the children at the school contributed their memories in the form of some great pencil sketches. The overall theme was very positive, inspired by the hymn "All Things Bright and Beautiful" and the magical Blue Morpho butterfly.
AbstractThe brief for this window was to create an abstract which incorporated 'hidden' references which were meaningful to the client. The window also needed to afford a degree of privacy without cutting out the light, hence the use of some heavily textured glass
Music abstractThis was a window created for a very musical family whose members included a stringed instrument maker and two talented fiddle players. The brief for the window was to create an abstract which contained the essential elements of both fiddle and mandolin. Completed in May 2015 and made entirely of mouthblown glass
As a guide, the cost for window and door panels is calculated on the basis of their size, and the price range quoted will take into account the complexity of the design and the types of glass used to construct the panel.
As peoples needs are very diverse, the budget in turn can help determine which design styles are possible.
I will then produce a scaled design which is well-researched, and can be altered until you are completely satisfied.
These sketches are finished on the computer and are designed to give you an accurate impression of what the final panel will look like.
Once the final design has been approved I recommend a visit to the workshop so the you can look at the glass which has been chosen and make any necessary changes. It is also a way of getting an insight into the making process. Work ranges from small, free-hanging pieces to door panels and pieces designed to fit new or existing windows of any size.
Restoration and repair of existing panels can also be carried out, please contact me for more information.