What a good day at Lincoln BIG Artists Market at Castle Hill on Saturday. The weather was warm and sunny, though with an occasional sweeping wind that had me grabbing odd swinging glass panels.

Shedglas Design at Lincoln BIG Artists Market
Shedglas Design at Lincoln BIG Artists Market

With the Castle reopened there were plenty of people around and lots of chatting.


Successful Workshop


I had a successful introductory leaded workshop in Grantham Guildhall last weekend with a really nice group who all got on together. That helps make for a good day for everyone.

I received a lovely message from one of them:

I’m just writing to express my thanks for a really interesting workshop yesterday in Grantham which, although I found the whole process very frustrating and a real struggle, I did really enjoy at the hands of a very talented master. As you said at the time, when I looked again at my finished project this morning, I did think it looked very pretty, despite the obvious first-timer faults, and thank you for your patience throughout the day in teaching me. 

It does make me feel good when I get feedback like that!

Garden Piece

A busy time at the moment. I’m organising, with two others a first event for Escartists on June 14th at the Stamford Arts Centre. This is an artists market/pop-up shop showcasing 12 invited artists and will also be an advertisment for an exhibition we are holding later in the year. . It’s a bit nerve-racking at the moment! The first event and we want to make it very different to other such ventures in this area so lots of work, but as it gets closer it also gets exciting!

Meanwhile, work goes on and I have just completed and fitted this garden piece.

Bespoke commission to fit the garden arch
Bespoke commission to fit the garden arch

One of my bird designs made to fit within this garden arch, bringing even more colour and a focal point to the garden, with the pigs!

Successful Workshops

We had a successful introductory copper foiling workshop yesterday with a small group of friends. A nice relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a selection of stars, dragonflies and butterflies were taken home.



Shedglas Design making

The new, more relaxed arrangement of workshops seems to be working, with two more booked for this week. Instead of a rigid set of dates individuals, couples and small groups can arrange an introductory stained glass workshop on a date that suits all participants. Just get in touch through the website.