Tuesday, March 15
Feist Forest X Flora Jamieson | Contemporary Stained Glass Collaboration
Super excited to reveal some pieces I have been working on in collaboration with illustrator and designer Vicki Turner.
I've been a fan of Vicki's graphic illustrations for some years now, and have been pretty much obsessed with everything else she has done too, from her excellent but sadly now retired blog Plucky, to her massively covetable wooden work tables that she designs and creates with a team of local artisans from her renovated Tin Tabernacle in Devon, under the name Feist Forest.
When she contacted me with the idea of producing a limited edition of contemporary stained glass pieces based on her recent series of paintings, it wasn't a hard decision to make.
We worked on the designs a little to translate them from paper and paint to glass and lead, and the resulting pieces are quite something. Vicki's colour palette of steely blue, soft peach and dusky bronze suggest those of the coastline at sunrise, while fluid curves and pleasing geometric shapes echo the rhythm of tides and waves.
Making the pieces was enjoyably challenging - to do the designs justice it was essential that my glass cutting and lead lines were meticulous. There's nothing I like more than sharpening up my leadknife and geeking out over a bit of precision leading.
The 4 designs, entitled Loop d' Loops, are available now from her online shop.