4th November 2016
Lilian Shaw, The Wooburn Craft School’s stained glass teacher has been very busy practicing her craft. The first picture shows the most recent commission completed using the copperfoil method (one of the methods taught at The Wooburn Craft School.) This is a sanctuary lamp for St.Peter’s Catholic Church on Carronbridge Road in Eastleaze, Swindon (SN5 7ES). Its dimensions were approximate are its Diameter to top contour 25cm, Diamter to lower section 17cm and stands approximately 33cm – see the second picture below. This project was guided by Rev.Dr Michael Saunders. On thi project there was metal work included – this was carried out by Zeke Moss, (Thame Forge. 01844215979).
Lili has also recently been commissioned to produce a leaded stained glass for the library of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School in Tollgate, Peterborough.
Following is a rough of the design drawn to scale, for which she is currently cutting (first picture).
These are both very important and challenging projects for Lili to tackel. We offer our sincerest congratulations.
Ernest Riall, Ph
One of the first carvings that students new to carving execute is to carve a leaf. Students find the leaf, draw it, measure it and design a carving based on the leaf. This exersise will take students through the whole process of being inspired by nature, designing a carving, then executing and finishing that design. Students are frequently amazed at the work that they can accomplish leaving them with a wonderful decorative element to take home with them and the skills to tackle their next accomplishment. Following a just a few examples of some of these efforts.