For many years now I have been taking part in the Surrey Artists Open Studios. I enjoy being part of the local artistic community and welcoming visitors to my garden and studio. It is a great opportunity to share my excitement for stained glass with the public. I always have cards and bookmarks for sale, and a few original pieces of glass. There is no pressure to buy though. You can simply come and look and enjoy a glass of homemade lemonade.
On display will also be some of the glass from Charterhouse that I am involved in rescuing. The Victorian panels have been in storage for almost 80 years and in that time they have been badly damaged by fire. The glass is fascinating and fun to work on and I am learning much as I clean and repurpose the glass into new artworks. A project to restore some of the panels and reinstate them in the school is also underway.
Due to COVID19 the Open Studios have been postponed until 19 September to 4 October. I have signed up to participate and the dates I am open will be confirmed in the next studio update newsletter. Full details of all the studios will be on Surrey Artists Open Studios webpage.