ARCHITECTURAL GLASS ARTIST
St Margaret‘s - Newlands
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St. Margaret’s - Newlands
Stillhouse - Glenmorangie
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Stained Glass Designs
The proposed windows are designed to form a series. The brief was never formally defined but came about as a result of several meetings between the Revd Tom Montgomery and myself.
I felt it would be appropriate and in keeping with the other windows and the architecture to create a series of figurative windows inclining towards a Romanesque style.
The themes that we discussed were the Last Supper, The Agony in the Garden and the Supper at Emmaus.
The hands in the foreground represent Christ, and therefore each window indicates a scene from His standpoint. The colours are used to symbolically and there is some kind of distance and separation between Christ and the others. We felt that it wood be appropriate to have the figures not in traditional clothing associated with Biblical times but to be timeless.
The Last Supper
This window contains the hands of Christ offering the gathered disciples bread and wine. The table is laid out with a large bowl located in the middle surrounded by 12 smaller bowls one of which is put of alignment. There is a symbolic shadow of the cross on the table and the dominant colour is red. The main group of disciples are gathered together and participating, in the background the other major theme of this occasion is symbolised as Judas leaves the group.
Trying to convey the feeling of the Garden at night with the hands of Christ bound by thorns and surrounded by passion flowers. The rocks form a barrier to the sleeping disciples in the background. Above, surrounded by olive leaves is the symbol of hands holding a cup and the full moon. The dominant colours being; deep blues, violets and turquoise.
The Supper at Emmaus
This window shows the moment when Christ broke the bread and the disciples who had accompanied Him from Jerusalem became aware who their travelling companion had been. This is then a window celebrating the Resurrection and the palms are included to symbolically indicate the victory over death itself.
Unusually and due to the complexity of this work, I have made the half scale drawings as the major source of these designs and the colour studies form an indication of how I would proceed, I therefore have included a reduced copy of each drawing.
In order that the windows form a series it will be necessary to relocate one of the existing windows. This will be undertaken.
The windows will be made using the highest quality materials and techniques including; extensive acid etching of flashed glass, painting and silver-staining as have been used in the other windows in the building. They will be installed into the existing stone raggles. The support bars will be made of painted stainless steel.