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Three stained glass rainbows

The era of rainbows

One of the most uplifting and creative movements in 2020 amongst all the sadness and angst is the ‘The rainbow campaign’. People all around the world have been putting up rainbows for everyone else to see to help people get through social distancing and loneliness,  sending out a message saying ‘everything will be OK’. Before […]

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Landscape picture of Lamborne valley

Luscious landscapes

Landscapes work wonderfully well in stained glass. The colourful mosaic pattern of fields, the lines dividing the horizon and sea, the curves of country roads, dark shapes of coppices and woodland… So I was delighted when I was approached to design and make a landscape piece of the Lambourn valley in West Berkshire. The Lambourn Valley […]

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Fern stained glass transom

Garden stained glass feature

Over the last few months I’ve been working on a commission for an outdoor garden feature.  The brief was a stained glass leaf design to go above a garden door in the back of the client’s terraced house in York. I designed a single curling fern pattern, and chose a variety of earthy green mottled […]

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Sketch of a mackerel

New seaside sun catchers in the making…

January has been a reflective time to think about a new spring collection of seaside sun catchers after the busy Christmas period. One of my best sellers lately has been the painted fish spiral sun catcher. I’ve decided to make a new design of a fish with striking and beautiful colours: the mackerel. Last summer […]

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Welcome to the new Scarab Stained Glass website!

New features include a shop selling colourful sun catchers, Christmas decorations and gifts, all inspired by the natural world. I will update the site with regular news on my latest projects, courses and finished pieces, so watch this space!  

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