Looking at 2016
— January 2017
2016 was quite a year for my portfolio, both in terms of work that was made, and designs created for the future.
It was wonderful to see a number of commissions we had been planning over the last few years come to fruition, becoming the projection of the glasswork they were meant to be.
Encouragement was gratefuly received in 2016 from the Sussex Heritage Trust with their Building Crafts Award.
Also a major commission came from Durham Cathedral for a new contemporary stained glass window. There is great anticipation as I continue to work on this project towards 2018.
Architectural installations that were completed in 2016 included:
- an elevated etched screen for St Michael’s in Betchworth, Surrey
- two pairs of carved doors for St Peter and St Paul in Rustington, Sussex,
- three doors with carved designs for Holy Trinity in Fareham, Hampshire,
- a collection of artworks including enamelled steel - stained glass, etching and enamelling, which form a new prayer room for St Paul’s in Chichester, Sussex.
As ever, working with and for others was very enjoyable.
Stirring up the colour for St Paul's Chichester.
In the drawing studio: The Betchworth Screen.
From design through all the processes of creating the art in glass. Mel Howse working on one of the panels for The Betchworth Screen, installed in the spring of 2016.