Gearing up for another Teepee Glass exhibition this September. Details to follow soon.
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Four pieces created for the ERA exhibition, which after a successful run in London and the Ely Stained Glass Museum, moved on to the prestigious International Festival of Glass (see exhibitions page).
The pieces (14" x 11") were inspired by the Era title: trees, and their internal rings, marking the years, can span human eras, yet are oblivious to the turbulent events which surround them. Research into sycamore trees (a theme explored in earlier years whilst a student at Central Saint Martins, which then resulted in glass sculptures of sycamore seeds) revealed the Tolpuddle Martyr Tree, a now 350 year old Sycamore which gave shelter to disgruntled workers as they bemoaned their hardships - a crime so terrible they were sentenced to deportation to hard labour - the public outcry over this excessive punishment resulted in their pardon and the birth of the labour movement. That tree and other stages of a trees life are portrayed in these sumptuous glass pictures.
To see further examples of work visit the gallery page.
Stained glass is often seen as a dying art - a handful of ancient craftsmen restoring church windows, but young artists have been injecting excitement and originality into the artform for many years now. Armed with modern techniques which complement the centuries old methods of cutting, leading and kiln-fired enamels and stains, nothing is now impossible.
One such artist is Iain Gutteridge. A graduate of Central Saint Martins postgraduate Architectural Glass course, Iain has a background in graphic design. He is inspired by nature and a wonder at creation; this combination helps him to create exciting designs with great attention to detail and craftsmanship.
Commissions are undertaken for commercial, ecclesiastic and domestic work, from simple front door panels right through to large architectural commissions.
As well as site-specific work, Iain produces hanging and free-standing panels and sculptures for exhibition and sale.
To view examples visit the gallery page.