Stained Glass

My other hobby is working in stained glass. First I make a design pattern that will lend itself to working in glass. Next I obtain sheets of glass,choosing them for their color and texture. Individual pieces of coloured glass are cut out and accurately ground according to the pattern. The pieces are then carefully soldered together. Finally they are waxed and polished, ready to hang in a sunny window. The pictures you can see in the small boxes show some of the designs and colours of glass that I use to make 'suncatchers'. As you might expect, the designs are based on Afghan Hounds, although I have produced other dog designs. I also produce "Tiffany" style lampshades in stained glass.

Please click on a small picture to see an enlarged version of the design. It will remain on your screen for a few seconds.