Journal

London Calling…

For me there is nothing more mesmerizing than the night view of St Paul’s Cathedral from the Thames. It rises, majestic and mysterious, above the river. Pinpoints of light from the buildings in the City of London are reflected in the grand sweep of the Thames....

Poppies at Westminster

Last November I took my Poppy panel to St Margaret's in Westminster for a Remembrance service. It is not quite Westminster Abbey but I might have implied it was to a few people. When I created my stained glass commemoration for the artists and poets who fought in...

Dragon Dojo

Everyone should have a room of one’s own, Virginia Woolf said. So back in 2014 we built an outdoor Dojo for my husband, James, to practice his Tai Chi in and to store his large collection of practice weapons – swords, spears, staffs and guandao (an alarming spear with a curved blade on one end).

Dance

I remember sharing a bedroom with my younger brother and sister when we were very young. On the wall was a poster of Bruegel’s Children’s Games. We used to talk about which child we were. My sister was the little girl in white with the blue headscarf and I was the one looking after her.

Spirits Holding Hands

I had the pleasure of visiting Caroline and Tony Benyon's studio recently to see the new window they have made for the OBE chapel in St Paul's Cathedral. I spent three hours sketching the beautifully painted glass and learning how it had been made. Most of the glass...

Venues for Seven Ages

The Seven Ages of Man took the best part of two years to create, and now I'm hoping for my signature panels to reach a wider audience. They were first exhibited last year at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, a wonderful Gothic castle built in the 1700's...

Master Class

I am a great believer in learning from other artists. When you copy an artwork (or shall we say translate it?) you absorb many lessons that you just don't get from copying a photograph. This is the panel a student made at my studio based on Tamara De...

Mindfulness & Sketching Stained Glass

Everyone should have a room of one’s own, Virginia Woolf said. So back in 2014 we built an outdoor Dojo for my husband, James, to practice his Tai Chi in and to store his large collection of practice weapons – swords, spears, staffs and guandao (an alarming spear with a curved blade on one end).

Birds of Paradise

Commissions come in all shapes and sizes and take me down artistic routes I hadn't considered before. Now I love birds in branches and I have made quite a few windows featuring our native species in various seasons. But I had never considered a window with...

Teaching

To keep stained glass alive and flourishing it needs to be taught and the skills need sharing. I run workshops from my studio in Farncombe, which is 45 minutes from Waterloo by train. Spaces are strictly limited. I help students from complete beginners to experienced professionals to reach their artistic potential. Students achieve stunning results because they use the finest handmade glass that I use myself. Tea and coffee are freely available. On the day courses you can join me for some homemade soup and a roll or bring your own lunch. If you can get a group of 3-4 people together I can put on a class at a time that is mutually convenient. The cost is £20 per person per hour.

I have teamed up with Jessica Stroud and Maggie Beal to bring glass fusing workshops to my studio. The half day course is suitable for beginners.

Drop-in Classes

I have a few spaces for students who are keen to learn from me. Students work on their own projects and learn at their own pace. Please email me to find a mutually convenient time.

Glass Engraving and Painting

A one-day or half-day workshop where I will introduce the materials and techniques I use in my own practice. Includes glass cutting, engraving and painting techniques. Glass can be collected or posted once it is fired. 

Stained Glass Weekend 

A two-day workshop that includes glass cutting, engraving, painting and leading techniques. Students can take home a finished panel.

Glass Fusing Workshop

A half-day workshop that covers glass fusing techniques. Includes materials. The finished pieces can be collected or posted once they are fired.

Lectures and Talks

I give talks about my work to arts organisations, museums and groups. Please contact me if you would like more information.

Dates for Workshops

Saturday 23 June 10am-4pm. Glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £120

Saturday 14 July 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. Introduction to glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £60

28/29 July 10am-4pm daily. Stained glass weekend with Rachel Mulligan £240

Tuesday 14 August 10am-4pm. Glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £120

Saturday 18 August 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. Introduction to glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £60 

Friday 14th September 10.30-1.30. Glass Fusing with Jessica Stroud £60

15/16 September 10am-4pm daily. Stained glass weekend with Rachel Mulligan £240

Wednesday 26th September 10am-4pm. Glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £120

Sunday 7 October 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. Introduction to glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £60

Friday 19th October 10.30-1.30. Glass Fusing with Maggie Beal £60

Saturday 20 October 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. Introduction to glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £60

Saturday 3 November 10am-4pm. Glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £120

17/18 November 10am-4pm daily. Stained glass weekend with Rachel Mulligan £240

Saturday 8 December 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. Glass engraving and painting Christmas decorations with Rachel Mulligan £60

Saturday 19 January 10am-4pm. Glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £120

Saturday 16 February 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. Introduction to glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £60

Sunday 10 March 10am-4pm. Glass engraving and painting with Rachel Mulligan £120

Please email me  to reserve a place.

The Studio
1 Furze Lane
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 3NW

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