BunBun - a stained glass toy!

by Sarah D
(Gloucestershire, UK)

 A favourite toy in glass

A favourite toy in glass

This panel was based on a very battered, much loved toy. I started by photographing and drawing the rabbit with the 3 babies in her pockets, then left the drawings in my sketch book for a couple of years until I'd learned the skills to enable me to make it in glass! I wanted something lively and colourful, which would form a good backlit panel in a bedroom, so a combined fused, painted & leaded approach seemed to offer the best solution.

The main sections of the rabbits are fused Bullseye glass. The smaller pieces were cut out & fused onto larger white opaque base pieces. This was a fairly risky approach, as the cutting was time consuming and it could all have failed in the kiln. The next stage was to paint on the tiny flowers and other details. The background pieces were selected a bit like choosing fabrics for a patchwork. I wanted warm colours to complement the bright, harsh yellow of the rabbit's fur. The BunBun title and some more tiny flowers were added, all painted freehand.

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Fused Glass Cathedral Garden

by Claudia
(Fort Collins, CO)

Cathedral garden in glass

Cathedral garden in glass

Just inspired i suppose...

Milly's comment: That's such a lovely piece, thanks! I love the individual attention you've given to different areas - I'd certainly want to walk around this garden.

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Aila's Window

by Peter Michael
(Bristol, UK )

Lovely geometric stained glass

Lovely geometric stained glass

This Art Deco influenced glass art work is installed in a stylish 1930’s Bristol home. The window was in memory of Aila – mother to the lady of the house (whom I knew well). The theme was warmth and light, which are emphasised by using a few pieces of strong red, orange and yellow coloured glass. The geometric form represents the straightness and strength of the lady’s character. The cooler tones to the edge of the panel give a gentle perspective of distance to the warmth and light. Clear glass with differing textures (not easily visible in the photo) illustrates complexity of character. Finally, some small elements of dichroic glass glisten brightly at night-time under artificial illumination. Thus the two stained glass panes change character with the illumination but always radiate warmth and interest like Aila herself.

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Landscape Patterns

by Jenn
(Bristol UK)

Patterns in Landscape

Patterns in Landscape

This glass art panel was a long time in the making, as I played with techniques such as etching, painting, enamelling and drooling over Dale Chihuly's work before deciding on the form they would take. It came out of some work I was doing with some textile students, on pattern in landscape.

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First ever panel

by Julie-Ann Amos
(Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK)

First ever piece (unnamed)

First ever piece (unnamed)

This was my first ever glass art work, done during a weekend in Bath, South West England.

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Indian Textile as Stained Glass Art!

by Jenn
(Bristol UK)

Glass that looks like textiles!

Glass that looks like textiles!

Like most of my glass art pieces, this took rather a lot of playing and experimenting before it was born. It arose because I was teaching textiles with a theme of India. I wanted to produce a piece of glass that reflected the idea of a piece of fabric. It incorporates mirror glass, etching, painting and fusing. It has an irregular edge, though it cannot be seen in this image.

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