Combe Raleigh

Commissioned to celebrate the Millennium, the design is intended to convey the unchanging nature of Christian belief, and the need to continue forward beyond the Millennium.

Exhibition panel for The Millennium Exhibition in Celle, Germany

This panel entitled “when will we ever Learn?” contains two fiercely arguing heads depicting the continuing conflicts between people over culture, race, religion, colour, territory, economics, power and dominance, which still shame the world two centuries after the birth of Jesus.

Panel for a house in Cambridge

The panel was designed to hang in a large window. The design incorporates symbols of three Saints, Saint Elegius patron saint of blacksmiths, Saint Christopher whose staff burst into leaf, and the wheel of Saint Catherine, woven together with elements depicting the clients love of sailing and the sea.

The panel is 73.5cm x 36.5cm, and was constructed in 1989.

Door panel for a cider maker, Milton Abbot, Devon

This small panel measuring 33cm x 20.4cm was constructed for the front door of the cider maker`s house. It depicts the juice being squeezed from the apple in the cider press.

Constructed in 1990, the panel and cider maker have now moved to Somerset

Bethany Respite Home, Bodmin. window for “The Quiet Room”

The Quiet Room, window, and the glass were designed together. The glass was designed on a theme of support uplift and release, and incorporates the open door that was Bethany`s symbol. Non religious in intent the design nevertheless contains elements that allow thoughts to wander in many different ways.

Bethany provided respite for people suffering from HIV and Aids and their Carers. The Quiet Room was constructed in an area of unused corridor, an apse carved in the thick external wall with the window at its centre changed the shape of the space and created a focus for contemplation.

Constructed in 1992,The window is 65cms x 105cms.

Internal screen in a bungalow, Yelverton, Devon. 1990

This screen divides the Living Room from an internal corridor. Originally the screen was glazed with an obscured reeded glass. some of this glass was reused in the bottom section of the new screen.

The design took its inspiration from polarized images of thin slices of igneous rock. The main colours run horizontally across the screen with small veins of multi coloured glass compressed between. The door which might of course be open was carefully designed to read on its own.

The whole screen which measures 3.45m x 2.6m can only be viewed in its entirety at a very oblique angle on the corridor side. To allow removal of the existing glass for reuse in the lower panels it was installed while the owners were away on holiday.

Proposed screen for The China Fleet Club, Saltash, Cornwall

The China Fleet Club was originally a club for naval ratings serving in the Far East. It was relocated to a new purpose built facility on the Cornish bank of the Tamar in 1990.

This screen for the entrance area was one of three glazed screens designed for the building. Their form is based on traditional Chinese screens with red lacquered woodwork,and the glass reflecting other traditional paint colours. This screen carried the message “welcome” in Morse code three times. and at the base the word “hi” read from behind the screen for Children.

The other two screens carried the names of the Bars to which they formed entrances in Morse.

The framework was designed in detail, and costed as part of the proposal. Unfortunately the screens were finally omitted from the project.

Door panel at Kelly House 2014

Originally an experimental exhibition panel constructed in 1991 using an edge glued glass technique, the opportunity to display it in a permanent position arose when we reinstalled an internal door in the entrance hall, where the panel would catch the early morning sun.

Above the door there was a fanlight. This was trimmed to the width of the glass below and a new section of the design constructed to complete the installation.

For safety reasons the lower panel is protected with a rigid plastic sheet which masks some of the texture of the glass, but nevertheless we get great joy from it as we approach the front door.

Abbey Surgery

Sited over the reception counter in an internal opening, the panel makes references to Tavistock Abbey, Dartmoor Tors, and a bird in flight, overlaid on a double-proportional grid.

Memorial window design, Church of St Julitta, Lanteglos by Camelford

The window will be a memorial to a bell ringer, and his wife who also shared this interest and will occupy the central light of the screen to the ringing chamber. The design contains part of a peal, together with other references to their lives.

The window will be a memorial to a bell ringer, and his wife who also shared this interest and will occupy the central light of the screen to the ringing chamber. The design contains part of a peal, together with other references to their lives.

Designed in 2002 and awaiting the instruction to proceed.

Tavistock Town Council Chamber “Drake 400” Commemorative Windows

This pair of windows was commissioned by the Town Council as part of the “Drake 400” celebrations in 1988. They depict Drake’s greatest achievements, his voyage around the world, and “singeing the King of Spain’s Beard” in the raid on Cadiz, which delayed the Armada by a year.

Front door panel for a cottage near Gulworthy, Devon

This panel depicts relics of the mining industry that dominated the Tamar Valley in the 19th Century, together with the course of the river flowing through this part of the valley.

Measuring 30cms x 30cms, the panel was installed in 2000.

Panel for a private house in Cumbria

This panel was designed in 1984 for the fanlight of a door in a house near Kendal in celebration of the silver wedding of the couple.

The design starts with the clasped hands and ring of the wedding, and flows over the chequer board of life through rollers representing the children and the husband’s occupation in paper milling, changing into the pink ribbon of legal documents to surround the white circle of the silver wedding. The two blue lines represent the previous and continuing lives of the couple.

Interior door panel in a private house, Chillaton, Devon

chillaton panel
Keen World Wildlife Fund Supporters, dolphins were the theme chosen by the owners for this door leading to their conservatory. The glasses used in this project were chosen not only to depict the colour but also the texture of the dolphins.

Constructed in 1990, size 81cm x 70cm


Over the years I have constructed a number of individual mirrors in a variety of geometric designs and colour ways. Many have been for wedding presents, while others have been for exhibitions or sale. Designed for hanging in windows or conservatories these are not only decorative but also extremely practical.

Door panel for a house in Tavistock, Devon, 1985

This small panel measuring 23cm x 13cm replaced a pane of glass with a “Peace” sticker broken by the Police one night when the owner locked herself out.

Interior panel for the kitchen of a house near Padstow. 1995

The design depicts the Padstow lifeboat traveling at speed near Trevose Head. This is essentially a boat portrait, and involved a number of visits to the location, and the Lifeboat station to check details of the particular boat and to talk to the Crew.

The panel, measuring 141cm x 41cm, includes some intricate glued glass, and wire applique to depict detail. It has been removed from its original location and is scheduled to be displayed as a backlit panel in the new Lifeboat Station at Padstow.

Hetley- Hartley Wood Competition 1988. Bolton Heritage Centre

Bolton Heritage Centre is sited in an old Weaving Mill. A 12ft wide round headed opening in the reception area was the chosen site for the competition.

Naturally spinning and weaving was the theme. Centre piece of this design was a massive flywheel of the steam engines that powered these mills.
The design received third Prize, and was exhibited in Preston, and Bolton Art Gallery, and the Museum of Stained Glass at Ely Cathedral.

Door panel for a house near Chillaton in Devon 2013

chiliton window
The panel was installed in the door with a new reinforcing bar at mid point, as would have been the original situation in the other panel.This panel in the door was frail and had been repaired in places using plain glass painted with red and blue enamel. Initially the clients brief was to re lead the panel using the existing glass, and a quote was provided for this.

After reflection and discussion the client also asked for ideas for rebuilding the panel using some of the existing glass together with more areas of red and blue glass. Drawings were produced illustrating a number of variations, and shown to the client who selected a design, and a fresh quote was provided and accepted.

The panel was carefully removed, rebates and beading cleaned and inspected, and a temporary plywood panel installed. When stripped down it was noted that there were subtle differences in texture between pieces of the clear glass. This feature was used together with slight differences in the new red and blue glass to add more interest to the new panel.

The panel was installed in the door with a new reinforcing bar at mid point, as would have been the original situation in the other panel.

Panel for a birthday present 2016

maritime stain glass
This circular panel was commissioned by a wife as a present for her husband on a significant birthday. Destined to hang in a Kitchen window she wanted it to act as a daily reminder of their happy life together over the years in many parts of the world, and his hobbies and interests.

Working within an agreed budget the size of the panel was established at 40cm diameter. Based on an initial discussion a design was produced and sent to the client, who came back with comments and some further thoughts. Given the size of the panel and the reference to World Peace, which is usually depicted by nations flags, much of the detail was depicted with ceramic paint. The fish and other underwater objects were individually constructed using fused and painted glass.