A Postcard From...

28.02.2021

I've created this fun little 15cm x 15cm leaded and painted panel as an exhibition piece for the Contemporary Glass Society's 'A Postcard From...' exhibition.

Covid-19 controls have restricted our ability to travel, to visit places of historic or cultural interest, to be amongst kindred spirits.  This little piece is a celebration of the times to come.  It is full of exciting colour as it depicts fireworks exploding above Edinburgh Castle, the scene of many historical and cultural activities.  The Celtic knot border represents the coming together of people, the unity of mankind.

Traditional painted and leaded panel, etched firework trails and silver stained to create the glow on the Castle and across the city's rooftops.

Happy Retirement Rev. Jackson

27.12.2020

On behalf of the congregation of the New Monkland Parish Church, I would like to wish Rev. William (Bill) and Linda Jackson a very happy and healthy retirement.  This panel was commissioned to honour Bill's 35 years in the ministry; it has been personalised to reflect the commitment of both Bill and Linda's service.

The marigold flower is held in high regard by many religions, namely the Aztecs (now the Mexicans), Budhism and Hinduism, but also with Christianity. Indeed, its name is derived from Mary’s Gold; the circular golden flower being given in offerings instead of coins. Jointly, the orange and red varigated marigold are symbols of passion, deep feelings, love and romance, hence they are placed at the four corners of the panel.

The marigold is also the flower associated with those born during the month of October, and a little birdie tells me that this is Linda’s birthday month. It didn’t require a little birdie to inform me that Bill has a certain allegiance with St Mirren football club. Subsequently, the main border is a combination of flowing and graceful marigolds reinforced by the infamous black and white stripes.

November birthday roundel

Happy 21st Birthday Ellie!

30.11.2020

This is a November birthday roundel depicting the month's birth flower, birth stone and birth colour - a citrine yellow chrysanthemum on a topaz blue background.

Hand painted glass paints and enamels on a blue flashed glass with silver stain backing, and a mother of pearl semi-transparent border, 200m diameter with a clear acrylic stand

A lovely gift for a St. Andrews birthday girl.

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