11 January 2019

Mosaic bistro table

Happy New Year! To kick-start 2019 we wanted to share Jane’s latest project – a mosaic bistro table made with brightly coloured stained glass pieces, inspired by the goldfish living in the pond in the garden.

If you would like a table made to commission, whether it be this design or one of your own, please get in touch 

Golden orb fish_top view

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8 October 2018

Scarab Stained Glass logo

Scarab Stained Glass Etsy shop now open!

I’ve just opened a new online shop on Etsy market place – visit our shop here for small sun catcher gift ideas, including wildlife creatures, sea-inspired pieces and Christmas decorations.

For those of you new to Etsy, its a website that allows artists and makers such as myself sell our handmade and vintage pieces online to a wider audience.



18 September 2018

Yellow goldfish

Two yellow fishI recently finished this commission of two fat yellow goldfish swimming happily in a spiral. I used a mixture of painted stained glass for the fins and details of the fish, and traditional copper foiling techniques for the rest of the piece.

I’m enjoying all the possibilities that the new kiln is bringing including the ability to create finer and more textured surfaces to designs.

I am already brimming with ideas for the upcoming Christmas collection!


7 December 2017

Our next Christmas market this weekend

We’ll be at Alder Bridge School Advent Fayre near Reading this Saturday 9th December from 11am – 2.30pm. Visit our stall for stained glass angels, holly, santas, candles, stars and more. We really enjoyed ourselves last year so we’re back again this year with more Christmas goodies for sale!

Stained glass Christmas tree angel decoration with pastel coloursStained glass santa sun-catcher made of red, white and cream glass

Blue and white stained glass star sun-catcher







Small holly made of stained glass for Christmas tree



20 November 2017

We’ll be at the Christow Christmas Market this Saturday 25 November!

Jane and I will be selling our colourful selection of lovingly made stained glass Christmas decorations and sun catchers, a perfect gift or treat for your own Christmas tree this year.

11am – 3pm, Teign Valley Community Hall, Village Rd, Christow, Exeter, EX6 7WA

There will be a grand draw, crafts, gifts, produce, cakes etc – All profits go to the Devon Air Ambulance and Children’s Country Club

Stained glass candle and angel decorations

Stained glass Christmas tree and holly decorations


19 May 2017

Rosy Red Field Poppies

Poppy suncatcher

My latest project for a client in Oxford. With just under 200 pieces and being only 60cm in diameter, this was a fiddly sun catcher to make!









6 November 2016

In memory of my father Emil…



…who loved Magnolia tress, which blossomed in May around the time of his birthday. I struggled to look after a magnolia tree as I have the wrong soil conditions in my garden, so have made a memorial sun catcher in his memory instead.



14 May 2016

Sunshine & moon transom windowsSunshine & moon transom

My latest project: two new transom windows which were installed this week above a bathroom and bedroom in a 13th century house in Dorchester-on-Thames. The designs feature two radiant sunshines and a moon in the centre – a pattern inspired by symbolism in some of the textiles and carvings inside the nearby Dorchester Cathedral.


Sunshine & Moon transom windows

5 December 2015

Christmas market season

We’ll be visiting Alder Bridge School Advent Fayre on 5 December from 11.30am – 3pm with some unique stained glass Christmas decorations on our stall.

Christmas trees, angels, holly, flickering candles, stars and father Christmases for sale!

Due to the popularity of these decorations we’d like to do more next year, so do get in touch if you would like some made to commission, or if you would like us to come to your Christmas fair next year.


19 November 2015

Abstract commission

One of my latest projects is an abstract transom stained glass design for a town house in central Oxford. The original brief was to use the shapes of the brickwork of the house as a source of inspiration and incorporate similar lines and patterns into the lead work.

We’re rather pleased with the result! A unique and original piece that truly complements and enhances the architectural design of the property.



15 September 2015

Two outdoor installations complete

The glass panels featuring local scenes from the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire have now been installed together as part of a garden feature. The colours look very vibrant when lit up from behind (though you cannot appreciate it too much in these images) – see two posts below for details about this project.



9 December 2014

Mosaic Bistro Tables

We’ll be working on a couple of mosaic bistro tables over the next few months like our  garden table below with a pond design.

More on these projects soon!

Mosaic bistro table side view


18 November 2014

Two new outdoor installations

Here are my latest two outdoor glass pieces (roughly 80cm x 45cm), based on local scenes from the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire.

Parts of the design were technically demanding to make due to the sheer number of tiny pieces that needed fitting together accurately to create a clear and detailed panorama. Unlike many other stained glass pieces, they both paint a picture/scenery rather than being based on a stylised pattern.

I used a variety of different types of glass including hand blown glass, where pigments are manually added for each pane, creating unique patterns, blotches and colour combinations.

The two pieces will both be displayed together as part of a garden feature, and will be lit up from behind to create a vibrant outdoor installation.



11 May 2014

Pre-Raphaelite lady

This recently completed window was inspired by an 1870 Pre-Raphaelite sketch of Jane Morris. The central panel was painted and fired resulting in a permanent image, and finished off with a leaded border. Dimensions were approximately 60cm x 50cm.

I thoroughly enjoyed the painting process – the end result is very striking. It has received some very positive and complementary feedback.



3 May 2014

Stained Glass Barn Owl

New Oxford-based stained glass studio!

I’m pleased to announce that my new stained glass studio in East Oxford is now finished! Having officially moved in a few months ago, I have been working on commissions alongside Jane, who is based in nearby Henley-on-Thames.

My latest stained glass commission made from the new studio was this large barn owl sun catcher – dimensions 45cm x 50cm.

Here I am in the process of insulating the studio last autumn.



14 August 2013

Jane’s latest project complete

These twin windows will be placed at each side of a front door to accompany the Gaudi-inspired window made the previous year – the colours look fantastic in the sunlight.

They are now ready to be installed into a house in Henley-on-Thames.


15 October 2012

Booking now for winter stained glass courses

The perfect time to create a unique mosaic or stained glass Christmas present! Various course dates available – please get in touch for more details and to reserve a place on one of our workshops.


25 November 2011

Mosaic Christmas workshop a success!

An enjoyable day for all at the latest mosaic workshop held at Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre last Sunday, 20th November. The result? Six fabulous, unique mosaics featuring festive wildlife inspired by the surrounding nature reserve.


15 November 2011

Craft Exhibition 2011 – Henley Art & Crafts Guild

The Old Fire station Gallery (Exhibition Centre), Market Place, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

1st – 21st November 2011, 10am – 4pm

Come and see some live stained glass demonstrations – Saturday 19th November (10am – 4pm).


1 September 2011

Booking now for Autumn stained glass courses!

Various course dates available – please get in touch for more details and to reserve a place on one of these popular workshops.


20 May 2011

Scarab Stained Glass is exhibiting at Artspool

Come and see some examples of Jane’s stained glass work in East Oxford from 21 – 30 May!

Address: The Studios, 30B Henley Street, East Oxford, OX4 1ES.

This exhibition forms part of Oxford’s 2011 Artweeks festival – a national event offering you a great opportunity to experience arts and crafts in a relaxed and friendly setting.

For more information on opening times and other artists exhibiting, visit


15 May 2011

Welcome to Jane’s new website!

This website is a celebration of over 25 years working in stained glass.

I have finally managed to gather a small selection of Jane’s work to create an online porfolio for friends, family, existing/new clients and fellow artists to browse through at leisure. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed putting the website together.

We will update the site with regular news on Scarab’s latest projects, courses and finished pieces, so watch this space!

Jane and Maya Herbolzheimer