Commissions

commissions

 

I am happy to undertake commissions for new pieces of glass work. Please feel free to drop me a line using the 'Contact Us' page, with your ideas and possible measurements and I’ll provide you with a no-obligation quote.  Some examples of commission work are shown below:   

Two Suns

A bespoke commission for Two Suns Fisheries based on Sheppey. The commission required the replication of their business card image in stained glass, depicting two suns reflecting on the sea.

A mixture of blue textured glasses for the sea, inferno glass for the suns and wispy blue/pink glass for the sunset sky.

two suns with flash

 

Elephant

Bespoke birthday gift commission. Wispy grey glass with a white glass tusk, with eye & tail in silvered wire. Finished with silvery solder for a shiny effect.

Measurements are 5 x 4 inches

 

elephant

 

The Deathly Hallows - April 2017

Bespoke commission for a Harry Potter fan.

Black glass set in clear 'hammered textured glass.

Measures 5 x 5 inches.

 

deathly hallows 1

 

Angel Face - March 2017

This commission involved creating a surround and border for a customer's existing glass painting of an angel's face.

Glass textures and colours chosen by the customer. Measurement is 10 1/2 inches diameter.

 

angel face completed

 

Canterbury Cross - February 2017

Made to the design of the original Canterbury Cross (850 A.D.) for a customer in Herne Bay.

Colours chosen by the customer and finished with black patina.

Measurement is 6 inches diameter.

canterbury cross finished

 

Golden Labrador - December 2016

Designed and made for another local customer as a Christmas gift and using a mixture of yellow and light brown wispy glass.

Measurment is 8 inches diameter.

Again a very satisfied customer !

 

 golden lab

 

Chocolate Labrador - September 2016

Designed and made for a local customer, depicting their recently lost chocolate labrador, and using a mixture of brown wispy glass.

Measurment is 8 inches diameter.

A very satisfied customer !

 

choc labrador

 

Corgi - August 2016

A gorgeous corgi, designed and made for a customer from Deal. Finished in a black patina and polished to a high gloss.

Measurements 10 x 5 inches

 

 

corgi

 

Bathroom Window Panel - June 2016

A replacement panel for Mrs Cowdry of Maidstone. The design was created with ideas & input from the customer, anddepicts a dragonfly hovering over a waterlily, surrounded by bulrushes.

The panel measures 760 x 360mm.

 celia cowdry progress 1 cowdry finished ready for delivery 

 Dachshund - May 2016

A beautiful dachshund, designed for a Walderslade couple, to match their own real-life doggie !

Measurements are 9 x 5 inches.

 

dachshund

 

 

 

Front Door Panels - January 2016

A commission undertaken for a Whitstable customer. Two replacement panels for a front door of a victorian house, using a nautical theme in keeping with the seaside location.

Both panels measure 3' high by 10" wide and were constructed using the tradional lead came method, with all individual glass panes sealed with leaded light cement to make the panels weather-proof.

 

 

d bent commission in situ

 

Royal British Legion Poppy

Completed for the Canterbury branch of the RBL, as a presentation gift for the outgoing branch president.

 A stunning icon - the RBL poppy of rich cherry red glass, set in a surround of clear textured glass. Finished with black patina then polished to a high gloss.

rbl poppy finished

 

Front Door - Poppies

Completed for Mrs Still of Brompton, this was a special commission of poppies and a cornflower, for Rememberance Sunday.

The picture was designed to Mrs Still's own requirements in order to hang over an existing glass door panel.

The images show the finished work once completed and also in situ.

still completed

still in situ

Racing Sailboat

Completed for Mrs Bonard of Whitstable, this was a design selected from our web site and made to specific dimensions for inclusion in a door.

Colours were selected by the customer.

 

 bonard finished

 

Door Panel - July 2014

This commission was completed for Mrs Day of Dorking Surrey. The picture was designed to Mrs Day's specific dimensions and requirements to fit an existing doorway. The specific colours evolved with customer input during the various stages. The image shows the design in the 'rough-cut' stage . 

 

k day rough cut

 

 

Bedroom Door Over Panel - January 2014

This is a commission completed for Miss Phelan of Whitstable. The overall picture was designed to Miss Phelan's requirements and made to specific dimesions to fit an existing doorway. The picture is made up of three seperate picture panels using the copper-foil method and framed in lead came for strength. The first image shows the design under construction and the other shows the completed picture shortly before collection.

phelan cut stage                  phelan finished

Kitchen Door Window Panel - November 2013

This is a commission completed for Mr Bowers of Great Chart. He required a replacement window for his kitchen door. He selected a design from our web site, and made to his exact measurements. The first picture is of the completed window still on my workbench and the other two show the window once installed. A very satisfied customer !

bowers finished

bowers in situ

Internal Hatchway - January 2013

This is a commission completed for Mr Marshall, of Broadstairs, for a glass hatchway between kitchen and dining room. The piece was created with 42 squares of Antique Cathedral glass, placing colours at random. The piece measured roughly 22 ½ inches wide by 18 ½ inches high.  The first picture demonstrates construction and the other picture shows the finished panel after installation.

gm commission underway 

 gm commission 1

 gm commission 2

Repair to Canadian Maple Leaf Diamond Pane - November 2013

This is a commission involving a repair to a copper-foiled glass diamond picture for Miss Wells of Gillingham.  The picture had suffered damage and some of the original glass border was broken. The work involved completely dismantling the original work, cutting a new glass border and re-constructing the picture. The first picture shows the damaged item, the second picture shows the repair underway and the final picture shows the completed work. Once again a very satisfied customer !

 wells original

 wells repair stage  wells finished repair