I have undertaken commissioned projects in stained glass on an occasional basis over the last 15 years, invariably designs to be incorporated into existing frameworks-leaded church windows. Sub-contracted from an architectural-glass artist [Josie Kymes] who also determined the colour composition of the window; it was an interesting game to play – how to fit a coherent text into a very restrictive pre-existing framework, a mesh of diamond leading. [St. Mary’s, Sherburn].
Recently I have begun to create my own designs, and in colaboration with architectural-glass conservator [Phil Crook / Vitrail Glass Studios] I am currently working on designs for free-standing screens.
Commissions for both public and private projects are welcome.
1989 ‘Beyond Words’- University of Sunderland
1998 ‘The Art of Remembering’-Carcenet Press
2001 ‘Lettering onGlass’- A&C Black
2005 ’21st Century Glass’- Dan Klein and Daniel Katz
2006 ‘Techniques of Glass Engraving’- Peter Dreiser and Jonathan Matcham
2006 ‘Crafts’- Crafts Council MAGAZINE
2007 ‘Letter Arts Review’- John Neal, N.Carolina. U.S.A.
2009 ‘Glass N. East’- Sunderland University
2009 ‘Letter Arts Review’- John Neal, N.Carolina. U.S.A.
2009 ‘Art and Memory’-catalogue
2009 ‘Modern and Contempory Glass’- Bonhams
2013 Anderson & Garland auction catalogue – Newcastle
Victoria & Albert Museum
National Museum of Scotland; [Dan Klein & Alan J.Poole Collection ]
Broadfield House Collection, Stourbridge
Shipley Art Gallery
1989 Chealsea Craft Fair
1990 Gateshead Garden Festival
1991 Glassworks- New Glass in the North East.[Shipley]
1991 Syon House- Guild of Glass Engravers
1994 The Economist-Guild of Glass Engravers
1995 Castle Howard-Guild of Glass Engravers
1998 ‘The Art of Remembering’- Blickling Hall, Norfolk
1998 ‘Glass U.K.’- Inaugural Exhibition of National Glass Cent
1999 ‘Beyond Words’- Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland
2000 Gallery 27 Cork Street, London 2001 ‘Blast’- Cohesion, Gallery 28, Cork St. London
2005 ’21st Century Glass’- Daniel Katz Gallery,Bond St.,
2005 ‘The Standing Stone’- Wolseley Fine Arts, London
2007 ‘Making Your Mark’-Dan Klein Associates, London
2009 ‘Art and Memory’- West Dean, Chichester, W. Sussex
2009 ‘Modern and Contemporary Glass’ – Bonhams, London
2011 ‘Beyond Traditions’- National Glass Centre, Sunderland
2012 Guild of Glass Engravers- Johanfors, Sweden
2012 Guild of Glass Engravers, Red Cone, Glass Biennale
2013 Dan Klein & Alan J. Poole Collection , Sunderland [National Museum of Scotland] N.G.S.,
2013 Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, Suffolk