Studio

The Studio

Every day I follow a winding path through the garden to reach my studio. I have everything I need to create beautiful windows and I am close to my home and my family.

The studio (my fifth) was the first thing we built when we moved here in 2012. The garden was a wilderness of brambles inhabited by birds and foxes. I designed a wildlife garden and created it with the help of many friends. It continues to evolve and inspire me.

My studio is open to the public for two weeks in June as part of the Surrey Artist’s Open Studio event. This year it will be open from 11am-5pm from 3rd to 18th June inclusive. Visitors will be able to see my Seven Ages of Man panels on display in the Garden Pavilion along with other stained glass work. http://surreyopenstudios.org.uk

Appointments to visits to the studio outside these times can be arranged.

 

Stained Glass Process

The tradition of the English Arts and Crafts movement is at the core of my work. I studied stained glass at Central St Martins on a course Christopher Whall established. He was an artist who learnt stained glass so he could both design and make windows. It seems obvious now, but back then it was revolutionary. I am happiest when I carry out the whole process myself.

I made these drawings in 1996 when I had a studio in Teddington. Not much has changed, except I don’t install the windows myself any more. The kiln is still going strong unlike my dungarees!

 

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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