Glasswork and Mosaic examples
More examples can be seen in the glasswork gallery
At Seahorses Art Studio a wide variety of glass techniques are used. We have had courses on leaded stained-glass and have worked on commissions using mixed mosaic and stained-glass glued onto concrete panels (for outside sites). A popular approach is for the glass to be glued onto glass panels using either epoxy or silicon. We are always experimenting! Another approach, for small projects, is the copper foil technique. The photos on this section show people at work as well as examples of projects, big and small. Sometimes, these photos can be useful springboards to the development of further ideas. If you are interested in commissioning a piece of creative glasswork I would suggest you contact us by e-mail first and describe your project. Quite a few guests to the B&B have asked to be introduced to stained-glass during their stay; again, an initial e-mail or phone conversation is always a good idea.Back to contents
Here are a few photos of a recent commission. A lady from London had seen another one of our seaglass creations at a friend's house in Lyme Regis and tracked us down by asking the local gallery for our address. She wanted a similar, but smaller version, with a seahorse theme, as a gift for a friend who is apparently crazy on these magical creatures. So, after agreeing on a design and price etc. (all done via e-mail), we went to work. The last seahorse window was done by Chong from Thailand (who is now back in Bangkok); this time Dasa from Prague offered to learn a bit more about glasswork by helping with the commission.
What is 'seaglass'? As the name indicates, these are bits of broken glass beautifully formed into pebbles by the action of sea and sand. Mostly green and amber in colour, there are also whites and, more rarely, a range of blue colours as well.
We stick these pebbles onto the background glass using a special epoxy glue. As you can see in the photos, we also use glass paints and outliners to build up a composition. This is obviously not a traditional stained glass technique in the usual sense, as with other commissions, but another approach which is also enjoyable.