Friday, June 17, 2011

Blooming Great

Further to the Bloom garden show at the Phoenix Park last weekend,I Got this publicity shot from the Crafts Council Of Ireland of the Irish President,Mary McAleese visiting the Craft garden with one of my pieces in focus.Im not sure what she is pointing at,but maybe its one of my stone mushrooms which were dotted around the garden! See more glass at

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bloom in the Park

This is one of a number of my pieces that were accepted for the craft garden in Ireland's annual flower and garden show Bloom, in the Phoenix park in Dubin. it's one of my panel set in a brass ring which has been mounted in a copper stand made from a recycled copper heating cylinder. the feed back was good and the organizers of the garden,Inspiring Gardens won a silver medal.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Joy Fountain

This is Joy Fountain , a new establishment which has a big range of yoga equipment as well as a nice range of pretty gifts which of course includes one of my lightboxes with some of my stained glass in brass rings and the glass and stone mushrooms. Check it out.Its in the Royal Hibernian Way,just off Grafton street. in Dublin just in case you didnt know! Sorry about the photos but its difficult to get a good shot with the spot lights.It looks Much better in real life! Also check my website at

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Garden Glass

  • This is another panel that i have just done for the garden of the same lady that i did this panel for.You can see that flower themed panel in the background of the second photo. Its in her back garden and gets the sun,which unfortunately disappeared just as i finished putting it up. Its made mostly with textured waterglass and semi opaque glass with some bottle ends,bullseyes and faceted small pieces to make the most of the fact that it doesnt have the magic of light shining through it. The clear background waterglass has a lustre on it if you look closely at the first photo. See more at

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lemon Soap

This is the famous Sweny's chemist mentioned in Ulysses into which the hero Leopold Bloom enters to collect a concoction for Molly,his wife. He is told that he will have to call back later for the lotion and he asks if he can also buy a bar of lemon soap which he is told may be settled for when he returns. He heads off for a Turkish bath a few doors along carrying his mystical talisman for the remainder of the book. The shop has been kept as it was back in 1922 and is run as a bookshop and a homage to James Joyce and Nora Barnacle. It is run by volunteers,one of whom,PJ Murphy is standing in the doorway beside the mannequin of James Joyce in the third photo. I was thrilled to be lent the small side window to display some of my petite pieces which are for sale. The chemist holds daily public readings of one of Joyce's books which at the moment is 'Portrait of the artist' and weekly readings on a Thursday evening, of 'Ulysses' after which the patrons retire accross the road to Kennedy's for a pint of Guinness to quench their thirsts!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


These are the latest couple of panels,about 480mm in diameter in the windows of a fine eating establishment called Noshington thats located on the South Circular Road,Dublin.Just across the road from Griffith College ,it serves a whole range of fine food and also opens some evenings with a wine menu.Go there,eat well,see glass. The panels are planet themed,mostly with waterglass and Desag,but they have some nice Lamberts art glass too.One is mostly blue/greens with a pale blue background,the other red/purple/orange with a pale lemon background.They are for sale in the cafe and when they find homes il do some new slightly different ones. See more of my glass at Feel free to comment!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stoned birds

These three birds are more in my "glass set in stone" series. They are about 220mm high and are done with flashed glass that has been sand blasted,painted,silver-stained and fired in my kiln. They are free standing, set in recycled stone,limestone i believe. See more glass on