I created the project “The Autumn in Krakow with Ravens” in May 2017. The spring was so dark and cold in the region, it was rather autumn than spring and the stained glass window reflected this mood.
The panel found its home in London and the design was quite appreciated afterwards on facebook, instagram, etsy and this page. Now the project is reborn once again thanks to Darcy in Sitka (AK).
From now on I will register below the consecutive creation stages of this new sequel of “The Autumn in Krakow with Ravens”.
November 16th, 2018
The glass is cut and polished, ready for paint:
November 17th, 2018
The elements composing the urban landscape go to the kiln to fix the first layer of enamel:
And now I am starting the first layer of enamels for upper part (sky, trees, raven). At least 3 other bakes will be necessary to bring shades of clouds and blinks of sun:
November 19th, 2018
Let’s go for the third, probably last bake of the sky section:
November 21st, 2018
The stained glass window is ready now :
The “Dana” series was inspired by the stained glass projects by Frank Lloyd Wright from the beginning of the 20th century. The Art Deco design draws its color scheme from the nature surrounding Wright’s Taliesin West studio in Arizona. This is the third panel in this series:
Projekt was created in SketchUp, the software I usually use for geometric design :
The title of this panel sums up pretty well the idea of the project. The wooden window was found on Allegro, the Polish auction site, and according to the seller, dates from the nineteenth century. Hard to check. The stained glass panels are inspired by the “Prairie” style and by the work of its forerunner Frank Lloyd Wright.
And here are some pictures showing the different phases of creation and the final effect:
The “Ravens” collection is growing. Here is the next panel, influenced by a story I read in old paper retracing the history of the police in XIXth century Kraków. The full title is: “Kraków 1874 – Unraveling the riddle of the murder of a man named Słowik, janitor at the City Savings Bank at Szpitalna Street by police commissioner Władysław Smolkień”. The story is told in the title…
Here is the eighth stained glass panel with the raven in the subject. And this one with a LED backlight giving an extra liberty in hanging it wherever you wish…
Eteint et rétro-illuminé…
Here is the first object from the collection “I❤️70s”:
Here are few pics from my new project. Can you guess what it is ? Glass elements for new stained glass panel ? Something else ?
Here is the next episode of my adventure with glass fusion…
This is my first attempt of the serigraphy on glass. The printed theme, stylised Amerindian totem, is deliberately simple, without shades of grey so I do not accumulate potential problems. That’s pretty encouraging …
I have just finished the second panel from the series “Ravens” :