Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunny Blue Flowers

This is a group of flowers in green waterglass,blue flashed on turquoise and pale blue flat glass for the background.The glass is painted with Reusche Tracing black and fired in my Evenheat kiln.The flashed glass is sandblasted with my trusty Guyson blaster,bought on Ebay for a song and which i will feature at some point ,maybe in a post about my workshop.Theres more pictures on
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Lounging Around

This is copper-foiled piece that i did as a mirror with figures draped around the edge. Its about 350mm across and is done with Waterglass,in different shades of green ,yellow and blue with a bit of recycled mirror for the centre.The tolerances in copper-foiling are finer than in leaded glass,the pieces have to be very precisely cut and ground and you need to be pretty smooth in your soldering.Theres no painting on this pieces as it is more about the shape of the figures. See more at

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Meditating Flower

Another one of my rings with a flower in what looks like the lotus position.It has orange flashed art glass painted for the flower head,green waterglass painted for the stem and some streaky Lamberts also painted with veins for the base.The background is a pale blue Desag. Theres some more interesting stuff on

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Three heads are better than one..

This is another one in the brass rings. Its a kind of flower,not sure what one .The glass is Kokomo,rose-pink,red waterglass and pale blue Desag,all painted and kiln-fired. See more at

Monday, August 24, 2009

Family bloomers

This is another of my brass ring series which ive done a few more panels to fit in,on flower themes. This one is done with some red flashed glass,sandblasted painted and fired for the flower heads.Green/blue Kokomo painted for the stems and pale blue waterglass with a little painting for the background..Theres more at

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bunch of Tulips

This is another in my brass ring series. Its in waterglass with Lamberts for the flower heads,painted with Reusche tracing black and fired in the kiln.The background blue is pale to show up the rest.If you paint the whole lot,i find it just gets a bit confusing and nothing shows up properly. See some more at

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Profusion of Planets

This is a commission ive just done for for a client in Dublin.Its a larger version of panels that ive previously made on a theme of interlocking circles.Its includes a lot of different types of glass,Kokomo,waterglass,baroque,Desag,even some Lamberts and antique flashed.It measures about 950x750mm.A child said it was like baloons but i think planets..


This is another panel in a brass ring for hanging in a window.The top half is a piece of Lamberts that has some nice colouring and looked like a sunset.Thats what it became,with a few green fields for that Irish feel.There's some more pieces at

Sunday, August 16, 2009

First Flight

This is another panel in one of my depleting brass rings.The tree bark is painted dark red waterglass and the foliage is painted blue-green Lamberts,beautiful glass that works well as leaves and sea related stuff.The bird looks a bit disheveled,like he's just fallen from his bough.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Funky Figures

This is a panel with a dancing feel ,bright and cheerful. Its made from waterglass and Kokomo, painted and fired in the kiln.It measures about 400x480mm. Have a look at for more work.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Call of the sea

This is another panel in those scrap brass rings,with some deep blue Baroque glass and some painted clouds and assorted figures.It measures about 400mm across.See more at

Blooming shapes

This is a circular panel of painted and sandblasted glass designed to hang free in a window.The background is in pale shades of waterglass.Ive set it into a circle of brass which is one of a dozen that i got in the local scrapyard for a euro apiece.They originally were sealing rings from the head of a large diesel compressor according to the patent number stamped onto them.I looked it up on Wiki Patent,which has it registered to General motors in the 80's.Interesting what you can find down in scrapyard! They measure about 400mm across. Ill post more as i make them. Look at for more

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A bird in the hand..

This is a panel i renovated for Tommy,a builder friend,82 years old and still grafting away. He bought the dismantled panel in the 1960's for five shillings(thats about 32 cents in euro money..) and kept it safe in a cardboard box for the next near half century. He wanted a panel for over a door so I put it together using as much of the painted unbroken glass as possible and piecing together what remained to make a reasonably good looking panel.I'd loved to have painted that centre panel,whoever did it was a skilled artisan.Thats Tommy and his wife holding up the panel for the photo before it was installed. Theres more to see at