Wednesday, July 17

Art Nouveau Stained Glass Door Panels




I recently finished this pair of Art Nouveau style door panels, which were designed by the client (a historic buildings archaeologist).

I had to make some minor alterations to the design in order to make it fit the dimensions of the openings, but I'm pleased with how they translated from the initial sketch I was given.

Technically quite challenging to lead, but also absolutely engrossing and absorbing - I think I must have gone through about fifty Design Matters podcasts while working on these!


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  1. I love stained glass and I LOVE art nouveau. Great work Flora! I like those podcasts too!xx

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    1. Thanks Jess, really enjoyed making these.

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  2. Hi Flora, Very intricate indeed and lovely too. If that's a textured clear glass border I want to know how on earth you had the patience and ability to cut them all symmetrically? I'll check the podcast:]

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    1. Thanks Stuart - yes the border is 100QR which is horrible to cut and cement, but looks the biz when used like this.

      I cut the glass strips at a 45 degree angle to the reeds (in two different directions, if you see what I mean) so that when placed next to each other it creates that chevron effect. I didn't worry too much about matching up the reeds where they meet - the lead line between them fudges any discrepancies!

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  3. Simply amazing! I took several stained glass courses while a student, so much fun, but unfortunately I am too clumsy and not precise in my work to have been very successful.

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    1. Thanks Liz, don't worry, I still have a few of the first pieces I ever made when I took night classes over 15 years ago. They look like I made them with my fists :)

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  4. gorgeous! love the colours, especially the red and pink, fab! x

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