I’m very pleased to have my window featured in a new and unique book. The Creative Year is written by visual artist and author Jane Lee about St Michael and All Angels Church in Bristol.
It’s nearly a year to the day that I last wrote about this commission. At the time I was cutting the glass and starting to make painted glass samples. The commissioners had visited me and were pleased with the progress.
Over the past fortnight I’ve been setting out drawings for a new church commission in my studio, and in order to further the work today I needed over 20 square meters of floor space to lay the lights out in sequence.
Whilst the John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens windows of Liverpool’s Roman Catholic Cathedral and Coventry Cathedral are well known and stunning examples of stained glass integrated with architecture, I’m not so sure that these Piper windows on my doorstep in Bristol are half as well known.
In the early part of 2013 I spent time working on a tender to design a wall of glass for a new tube station in Songshan, Taiwan. The designs were partly inspired by a painting that I made a year earlier titled “Synthesis”.